On this day: October 9

POSTED: 08:58 PM MDT Oct 08, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Oct 09, 2013 

The Washington Monument opens to the public, John Lennon is born, Che Guevara is executed, and President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.

OTD October 9 - SR-71 Blackbird
29 / 35
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Haggerty

1999: The SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft flies for the last time. The plane had been permanently retired by the U.S. Air Force in 1998, leaving NASA with the two last flyable Blackbirds until 1999.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus