G-8 and His Battle Aces was an American air-war pulp magazine published
by Popular Publications from 1930 to 1944. Originally titled Battle
Aces, it was retitled by Popular in 1933 after its hero, G-8, a top
pilot and a spy, due to the success of Street & Smith's The Shadow, a
magazine featuring a single character. Robert J. Hogan wrote the lead
novels for all the G-8 stories, set in World War I, featuring the
Germans threatening the Allies with extraordinary or fantastic schemes,
such as giant bats, zombies, and Martians. Hogan and others wrote the
short stories that filled the rest of each issue. The covers by
Frederick Blakeslee are notable for their fidelity to planes flown in
World War I. Originally a monthly, it began releasing an issue every
two months shortly before World War II and ceased publication in 1944.
Pulp historian Lee Server suggests that Hogan's talent as a writer kept
the pulp alive, since by the last issue, in June 1944, the aircraft it
featured had long been obsolete.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Carnegie Hall (interior pictured) in New York City, built by
the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, officially opened with a concert
conducted by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The Twenty-seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution
was ratified, 202 years after it was first proposed.
Aeroflot Flight 1492 was struck by lightning after leaving
Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport and caught fire during the
subsequent emergency landing attempt, killing 41 people on board.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (Ancient Rome, religion, historical) A ceremonial purification of all
the people, performed every five years after the taking of the census; a
2. (by extension, literary) A period of five years.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Putin wanted to wipe Ukraine from the map. He will clearly not
succeed. On the contrary: Ukraine has risen up in unity. And it is his
own country, Russia, he is sinking. … We want Ukraine to win this war.
But we also want to set the conditions for Ukraine's success in the
aftermath of the war. The first step is immediate relief. … But then,
in a second phase, there is the wider reconstruction effort. The scale
of destruction is staggering. Hospitals and schools, houses, roads,
bridges, railroads, theatres and factories — so much has to be
rebuilt. … Europe has a very special responsibility towards Ukraine.
With our support, Ukrainians can rebuild their country for the next
generation. … This will bring the stability and certainty needed to
make Ukraine an attractive destination for foreign direct investment.
And eventually, it will pave the way for Ukraine's future inside the
European Union. Slava Ukraini and long live Europe.
--Ursula von der Leyen
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