Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17-month long battle against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.
A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL THREAD ROBE CENTRAL ASIA, LATE 13TH OR 14TH CENTURY Of silk woven with a very fine design of writhing dragons on a ground of dense floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves with applied bands of similar but contrasting silks forming the cuffs, similar panels of similar silks forming the collar bands, lilac silk ties, with original light blue silk lining.
When Beetle Bailey started out, he was a slacker college student. Then the Korean War broke out, and he enlisted (and you thought "M*A*S*H" fought the Korean War forever!). Beetle is bugged by Sgt. Snorkel, who won't let him goof off. Other characters include Gen. Halftrack, who harasses secretary Buxley on Wednesdays.
Fragment of a military diploma, Mid-Imperial, Trajanic, 113/14 a.d. Roman Bronze Most surviving Roman military diploma belonged to army veterans. These discharge papers, however, were issued by the emperor Trajan to sailors on a warship, a quadrireme, in the imperial fleet based in Misenum on the Bay of Naples. The ship may have formed part of the flotilla that escorted the emperor from Italy to the East for the Parthian War (114–117 A.D.).
The photo was taken in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and shows eight-year-old Helen Keller hand in hand with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Both Keller and Sullivan indicated later in their journals that “doll” was the first word Helen Keller learned in sign language in March 1887. This photograph was taken about sixteen months later and is believed to be the only known photograph of Helen Keller holding one of her dolls.