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John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

20 février 1962 : John Glenn, premier astronaute américain John Glenn wore this space suit on February when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

On July 16, 1999, JFK Jr., Carolyn and her sister were flying to Martha's Vineyard on a private plane piloted by Kennedy. When they did not arrive to their destination as scheduled a search party began looking for them, and after a while with no success they were presumed dead. Their bodies were recovered on July 21.

Another Kennedy gone - 1999 - JFK Jr with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy & sister-in-law Lauren tragically died in a plane crash piloted by JFK just off the coast of Martha's Vineyard while on route to his cousin Rory's wedding.

George - with over 2 mil views - THANKS posted a photo:  Abraham Lincoln signed an Act of Congress on June 30, 1864 ceding Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley to the state of California. Criticism of stewardship over the land led to the state's returning the grove to federal control with the establishment of Yosemite National Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariposa_Grove  ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++  Theodore Roosevelt rencontre John Muir à Yosemite en 1903…

Can you imagine a tree so big that a whole group of grownups looks so tiny? Here we find President Theodore Roosevelt with naturalist John Muir at Yosemite in

John Glenn ready for his Friendship 7 flight in February 1962. The picture is likely to have been taken by the photographer Ralph Morse

The golden age of space exploration – in pictures

John Glenn ready for his Friendship 7 flight in February The picture is likely to have been taken by the photographer Ralph Morse

Sergeant Stubby WWI 1st War Dog HERO

Jack Brutus was the official mascot for Company K of the First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Unlike Sergeant Stubby, Jack was never in the action nor had a rank. He died in 1898 of spinal troubles and other complications.

Magnificent Seven: LIFE With America’s Mercury Astronauts | LIFE.com

Magnificent Seven: LIFE With America's Mercury Astronauts

Project Mercury astronaut John Glenn trains in a mock-up of the planned NASA space capsule, 1959 Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

FALLEN HEROS VALADIMIR KOMAROV--SOYUZ 1 SOVIET COSMONAUT VLADIMIR KOMAROV (RIGHT) IS SEEN HERE WITH YURI GARGARIN. KOMAROV PILOTED THE SOYUZ 1 MISSION ON 4/24/67. KOMAROV PERISHED UPON IMPACT WHEN THE PARACHUTES THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO SLOW HIS CAPSULE'S RETURN TO EARTH FAILED. IN 2011--A CONTROVERSIAL BOOK ATTEMPTED TO DESCRIBE KOMAROV'S DEATH BUT WAS CHALLENGED BY EXPERTS.

Remembering Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (right) is seen here with Yuri Gargarin. Komarov piloted the Soyuz 1 mission on April Komarov perished upon impact when the parachutes that were supposed to slow his capsule's return to Earth failed.

Cynthia riding Cedric.

These Mini Horses and Their Toddler Friends May Be the Cutest Thing Ever Published in LIFE

The original 7: Mercury astronauts

The Original Mercury The guys with the "right stuff" Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra Gordon Cooper Deke Slayton

One of the most inspirational people in history. Martin Luther King, He had a dream and the dream came true....

Among his landmark early addresses, King’s speech that day — now known as “Give Us the Ballot” speech —urged President Eisenhower and members of Congress to protect the most basic rights of democracy for all American citizens.

On 14 October 1947, test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to fly faster than sound in his Bell X-1.  He hales from Myra, WV

On 14 October test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to fly faster and break the sound barrier in his Bell aircraft . He hales from Myra, WV

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, leads a group of civil rights workers and Selma black people in prayer on Feb. 1, 1965 in Selma, Alabama...

Still work to be done on Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream

, center, leads a group of civil rights workers and Selma black people in prayer on Feb. 1965 in Selma, Alabama.

Construction of Disneyland, California, 1954.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Disneyland Construction Photos The Castle Nears Completion Photo Credit Los Angeles Examiner collection.