June 8, 1989

June 8, 1989

by Marc Mangel

Just 30 years ago today the X-15

broke the sound barrier

and Chuck Yeager lived to not only

tell his story but

to sell spark plugs

 

Just 10 years ago today

the Gossamer Condor (or was it

Albatross)

was peddled across the English

Channel

Did Napolean sigh in frustration

of thwarted invasions?

 

Just right now

Dustin Hoffman

receives his first college degree

from Santa Monica College

but its

only honorary

Is his mother proud anyway?

 

 

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