Fantastic Universe was a U.S. science fiction magazine which began
publishing in the 1950s. It ran for 69 issues, from June 1953 to March
1960, under two different publishers. It was part of the explosion of
science fiction magazine publishing in the 1950s in the United States,
and was moderately successful, outlasting almost all the other
magazines of the period. The main editors were Leo Margulies
(1954–1956) and Hans Stefan Santesson (1956–1960); under Santesson's
tenure the quality declined somewhat, and the magazine became known for
printing much UFO-related material. A collection of stories from the
magazine, edited by Santesson, appeared in 1960 from Prentice-Hall,
titled The Fantastic Universe Omnibus.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The London Lock Hospital, the first clinic specialising in the
treatment of venereal diseases, opened.
American telescope-maker and astronomer Alvan Graham Clark first
observed the faint white dwarf companion of Sirius , the brightest star
in the night sky.
Aboard NASA's Mercury-Redstone 2, Ham the Chimp became the first
hominid launched into outer space.
Vietnam War: Forces of the Viet Cong and the Vietnam People's Army
launched the Tet Offensive to strike military and civilian command and
control centers throughout South Vietnam.
Suspects were arrested in Birmingham, UK, accused of plotting to
kidnap, and eventually behead, a Muslim British soldier serving in
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. The organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against
authority or the state.
2. Insurrection or rebellion
Wikiquote quote of the day:
A full-spectrum approach to human consciousness and behavior means that
men and women have available to them a spectrum of knowing — a spectrum
that includes, at the very least, the eye of flesh, the eye of mind,
and the eye of spirit.
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