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Rocket - Notable Historical Events

Robert GoddardJul 14, 1914

Wernher von BraunNov 1, 1932

HitlerJul 3, 1939

Harry TrumanMay 14, 1949

Gordie HoweNov 11, 1963

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Rocket - Historical Events
Date Event
1870-12-31

J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)

1914-07-14

1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)

1926-03-16

Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

1926-04-03

2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

1928-05-29

Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car

1928-06-28

Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)

1929-09-30

1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

1931-02-02

1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)

1931-06-09

1st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (Robert Goddard)

1932-11-01

Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

1933-08-17

Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")

1933-11-25

1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)

1935-03-28

Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

1936-02-23

1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY

1938-11-24

Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC

1939-06-20

Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants

1939-06-30

Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde

1939-07-03

Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

1939-08-27

Heinkel He-178 makes first manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion

1942-06-13

1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km

1942-06-14

1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct

1942-10-03

Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)

1942-10-07

1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad

1942-12-22

World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1943-07-17

RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

1944-06-12

1st V-1 rocket assault on London

1944-07-05

Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight

1944-07-26

The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer").

1944-11-25

World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.

1945-03-18

Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

1945-09-20

German rocket engineers begin work in US

1946-03-22

1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)

1946-04-16

1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt

1946-05-22

First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico

1946-07-30

1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

1946-10-24

A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.

1946-10-28

German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

1946-12-08

Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

1946-12-17

US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM

1948-03-05

US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height

1949-02-24

V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to 5x speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,

1949-02-25

WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)

1949-05-03

1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km

1949-05-14

Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

1950-07-24

V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral

1951-08-07

US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)

1951-11-27

1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM

1953-12-12

Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane

1954-03-19

1st rocket-driven sled on rails tested in Alamogordo, NM

1954-05-24

1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

1954-06-04

Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m

1954-11-10

Lt Col John Stapp travels 632 mph in a rocket sled

1955-11-18

Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight

1956-07-23

Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph

1957-07-19

1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada

1957-08-21

1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)

1957-10-19

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

1957-12-06

1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up

1958-05-16

Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico

1958-09-28

USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's

1959-02-19

USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM

1960-08-04

Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH

1961-02-13

Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus

1961-02-16

1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va

1961-04-20

American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight

1961-04-25

Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin

1961-11-09

The X-15 rocket plane achieved a world record speed of 4,093 mph (Mach 6.04) and reached 101,600 feet (30,970 m or over 19 miles) altitude

1962-03-16

1st launching of Titan 2-rocket

1962-09-29

Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)

1963-08-22

The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)

1963-11-11

Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

1963-12-02

1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km

1964-06-06

Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany, are terminated, though they never resume.

1965-01-12

At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada

1965-04-16

Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket

1966-07-05

Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy

1967-11-09

The unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit

1969-02-21

1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)

1973-06-26

On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.

1974-02-11

Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

1976-01-17

Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency

1979-12-17

Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)

1979-12-24

1st Ariane rocket launched

1980-03-18

Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50

1980-05-18

China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket

1981-02-15

Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, NY

1981-02-21

Charles Rocket clearly says "fuck" on Saturday Night Live

1981-09-19

Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket

1982-05-04

British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands

1982-07-26

Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket

1982-09-09

Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

1982-10-05

Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM

1983-04-17

India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1984-07-03

Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island

1986-04-18

Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

1989-03-29

1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)

1991-04-20

Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million

1992-05-22

India launches its Agni rocket

2005-01-12

Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.

2005-12-03

XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.

2009-04-05

North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks

2009-10-28

NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

2012-04-13

North Korean long range rocket testing ends in failure after the rocket broke up after launch

2012-04-26

70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama

2012-07-15

A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station

2012-11-18

Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets

2013-01-15

83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria

2013-01-28

Iran's Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space

2013-01-30

South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite

2013-02-01

Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

2013-02-04

20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria

2013-02-26

A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012

2016-02-03

China Urges Restraint Over North Korea Rocket Launch

2016-02-04

North Korea's Rocket Plans Seen as Disrespectful of China

2016-02-09

Japan's Parliament Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

2016-02-10

North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China

2016-03-09

US serves up Korean rocket salad in war drill response to North's nuclear threats

2016-03-20

US marine dies in Iraq Mosul rocket attack

2016-09-23

US confirms IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq

2017-02-20

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

2017-03-31

SpaceX makes history: It launched a used rocket and then landed it in the ocean

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Rocket - Notable Birthdays

Robert Hutchings GoddardOct 5, 1882

Werner von BraunMar 23, 1912

Rocket - Birthdays
Date Event
1772-05-20

William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)

1857-09-17

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research

1882-10-05

Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer

1888-01-24

Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)

1890-9-12

Guido Guerrini, The Rocket from Calabuch

1892-10-02

James Craven, King of the Rocket Men

1892-12-12

Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)

1892-12-29

Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)

1893-11-27

Harry Welch, Rocket to Mars

1906-11-09

Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer

1912-03-23

Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)

1912-12-25

Edward Czerniuk, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1914-10-02

Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)

1916-01-12

House Peters Jr., King of the Rocket Men

1917-07-18

Alan Smiler, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1919-04-15

Phillip St. George, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1920-06-11

Robert Hutton, Kingston NY, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket)

1921-08-04

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)

1921-12-01

Román Calatayud, The Rocket from Calabuch

1924-06-03

John Jacobs, Rocket to the Moon

1925-9-30

Mario Berriatúa, The Rocket from Calabuch

1926-10-26

Robert Reeh, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1927-08-02

Svante Odqvist, Rocket Baby

1928-03-06

Glyn Owen, The Rocket

1928-12-17

Eli Beeding, Sherman, TX, Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, (d. 2013)

1932-01-26

Benoît Girard, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1936-02-29

Henri "Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)

1941-05-06

Jim Ponds, Bottle Rocket

1948-11-24

Spider Robinson, Rocket Science

1949-08-24

Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)

1949-08-24

Charles Rocket, Dumb & Dumber

1949-11-03

René Gagnon, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1952-08-22

Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)

1953-07-10

Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, Toronto, rock vocalist (Triumph)

1953-11-22

Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist

1953-9-25

Don Phillips Jr., Bottle Rocket

1954-11-21

Héctor García, Bottle Rocket

1955-11-30

Diane Lavallée, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1957-01-22

Michel Cusson, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1957-02-01

Steve Dominik, Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket

1957-04-26

Michel Barrette, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1961-02-02

Rosy Rocket, World's Luckiest Jock

1965-02-10

Mario Jean, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1967-05-31

Denise Ferrari Segell, Bottle Rocket

1968-02-01

Randy Thomas, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1968-10-22

Stéphane Quintal, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1969-9-22

Kelly Wade, Bottle Rocket

1970-06-27

Vikki Jackson, Rocket Science

1970-08-07

Dan Vebber, Love and Rocket

1971-10-27

Mike Ricci, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1973-01-24

Kasper Eistrup, Rocket Brothers

1974-05-14

Pierre-François Legendre, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1976-03-08

André-Sébastien Dorion, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1978-03-15

Roxy Rocket, Cum for Cover 10

1978-12-08

Etienne Gardé, Rocket Beans TV

1979-02-28

Simon Krätschmer, Rocket Beans TV

1979-04-05

Jesse Lillefjeld, Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket

1979-04-07

Pascal Dupuis, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1980-01-29

Nils Bomhoff, Rocket Beans TV

1980-02-27

Philippe Sauvé, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard

1982-04-09

Frank Carlisle, Launching a Rocket, Demolishing a Pier and Firing Rounds

1982-07-30

James Merry, Rocket

1982-9-04

Haley Miller, Bottle Rocket

1982-9-30

Ryan Braun, Rocket Science

1984-11-19

Valerie Battenfeld, Rocket Science

1985-03-22

Shea Fowler, Bottle Rocket

1985-10-30

Will Parquette, Rocket Science

1989-10-16

Natasha Sattler, Rocket Science

1990-07-14

Michael Kusnir, Rocket Science

1994-06-22

Polly Jane Rocket Adams, Rockstar

1995-9-14

Rocket Rodriguez, Sin City

Rocket - Notable Weddings

Werner von BraunMar 1, 1947

Rocket - Weddings
Date Event
1947-03-01

Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

Rocket - Notable Deaths

Robert H. GoddardAug 10, 1945

Wernher von BraunJun 16, 1977

Rocket - Deaths
Date Event
1929-08-27

Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)

1935-09-19

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1857)

1945-08-10

Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer, dies at 62

1952-06-17

Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)

1955-06-29

James Craven, King of the Rocket Men

1956-09-27

Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash

1977-06-16

Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

1977-06-22

Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)

1992-01-24

Manuel Guitián, The Rocket from Calabuch

1994-08-07

Robert Hutton, [Winne], US actor (Rocket), dies at 74

1994-08-31

Herbert Flato, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1995-12-15

Alan Smiler, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

1996-01-01

Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89

1996-03-01

Svante Odqvist, Rocket Baby

2001-10-10

Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)

2001-11-29

John Jacobs, Rocket to the Moon

2003-04-04

Don Phillips Jr., Bottle Rocket

2003-10-10

Edward Czerniuk, Rocket Attack U.S.A.

2004-09-10

Glyn Owen, The Rocket

2005-10-07

Charles Rocket, American actor (b. 1949)

2005-10-07

Charles Rocket, Dumb & Dumber

2008-10-01

House Peters Jr., King of the Rocket Men

2010-05-30

Steve Dominik, Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket

2011-12-14

Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99

2013-12-21

Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85


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