I’m never going out again for the rest of my trip.
Manhattan Bridge as a work in progress.(Courtesy New York City Municipal Archives), June 5, 1908
Image description: This photograph of the U.S. Capitol is among the earliest known. It was taken in 1846 by John Plumbe and shows the building’s first dome, which was made of brick, wood, and copper.
Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol
A subject of the Milgram Experiment, which tested whether or not people were willing to obey authority figures, even if what was asked of them went against their moral principles, 1963
Insignia for the Soyuz 38 space mission, which took a Cuban and a Soviet cosmonaut to the Salyut 6 space station in September 1980. It was part of the Interkosmos program, which trained members of non-Soviet countries to participate in the Soviet space program. Besides the Cuban Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, who became the first Latin American and first Black person in space, Interkosmos also sent the first Asian person to space, Tuan Pham of Vietnam.
Julio Cortázar was born 97 years ago today.