Liberator of Ecuador

Free Ecuador leader, Antonio Jose de Sucre was the chief general of Simon Bolivar in the struggle for South American independence from Spain. Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger Continue reading

Benito Pablo Juarez

Benito Pablo Juárez García (Spanish: [beˈnito ˈpaβlo ˈxwaɾes gaɾˈsi.a] (listen); 21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician, who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in 1872. Continue reading

Mexican Emperor Ferdinand Maximilian

Austrian archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph became Mexican Emperor in 1864 with backing from France. Continue reading

Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (About this soundlisten); born 6 March 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. Continue reading

First Lutheran Churches

Martin Luther founded the first German Lutheran churches following the split from the Roman Catholic Church. Continue reading

Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova was the first female Soviet cosmonaut in 1961 Continue reading

Elena Andrianovna Nikolayeva

Yelena Andrianovna Nikolayeva was born on June 8, 1964, a child of two Soviet cosmonauts Continue reading

Power Plant Using Solar Cells Built in Utah

The first power plant using photovoltaic solar cells was dedicated by Governor Scott Matheson at Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA, Continue reading

French Wartime Reconnaissance Balloon Launched

The first wartime reconnaissance balloon was launched on June 26, 1794, during the Battle of Fleurus, Belgium. Continue reading