Frank Borman (born 1928) is a retired United States Air Force colonel,
aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and businessman, and the oldest
living former NASA astronaut. In 1968, he was the commander of Apollo 8,
the first crewed mission to fly around the Moon, for which he was
awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. A graduate of West
Point, he served as an air force fighter pilot and flight instructor,
and an assistant professor at West Point. He was one of five students
in the first class at the Aerospace Research Pilot School, and was
selected with the second group of NASA astronauts in 1962. He set a
fourteen-day spaceflight endurance record as commander of Gemini 7, and
served on the review board for the Apollo 1 fire. He became a senior
vice president at Eastern Air Lines in 1970, and later its chief
executive officer and chairman of the board, leading the company through
its four most profitable years before resigning in 1986. He currently
owns a ranch in Montana.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Sultanate of Brunei ceded the island of Labuan to the
British Empire as a crown colony.
According to legend, the NORAD Tracks Santa program began after
children began calling the Continental Air Defense Command Center to
inquire about Santa Claus's whereabouts due to a misprinted phone number
in an advertisement (pictured).
The Soviet government deployed troops in Afghanistan, starting
the Soviet–Afghan War.
The Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, began
attacks on several villages in the north of the Democratic Republic of
the Congo, killing hundreds and committing numerous atrocities.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A feeling or sense of celebration or enjoyment.
2. (politics) The feeling of common purpose and togetherness experienced
or shown by members or supporters of a group, especially a political
party, sometimes accompanied by unreasonable animosity towards members
or supporters of other groups.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
As far as I'm concerned we are all God. That's the difference.
If you really think another guy is God he doesn't lock you up … Funny
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