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My USAF radar shop
Airplanes and Rockets:
My personal hobby website
My daughter Sally's horse riding website
1513: The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 1843: Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born. 1903: The Wright brothers arrived at Kitty Hawk, NC, to begin work on their first powered aircraft. 1928: Motorola was initially incorporated as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. 1933: The Collins Radio Company was incorporated. 1956: The first Transatlantic telephone cable was placed in service (Clarenville, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). 1973: The three crewmen of Skylab 3 landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59 days. 1998: Mark McGwire hit his 66th home run, just 45 minutes after Sammy Sosa hit his 66th homer of the season.