Mexican woman becomes world’s ‘oldest person’ - but lost her only proof 40 years ago
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren.
She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.

Mexican woman becomes world’s ‘oldest person’ - but lost her only proof 40 years ago

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren.

She was 27 when World War One erupted, 75 when John F. Kennedy was shot and nearly 100 when the Berlin Wall came down.

TV news anchor Walter Cronkite kept his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. (CBS/Getty Images)
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TV news anchor Walter Cronkite kept his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. (CBS/Getty Images)
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TV news anchor Walter Cronkite kept his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. (CBS/Getty Images)

The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969. 
There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon.
HH:  After that, there was no more “man in the moon,” or moon made of green cheese.  It was real. 45 years ago today.  I remember the day exactly, where I was, who I was with, the feeling of connection through Walter Cronkite’s voice narrating as the country stopped to watch the event.

The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969. 

There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon.

HH:  After that, there was no more “man in the moon,” or moon made of green cheese.  It was real. 45 years ago today.  I remember the day exactly, where I was, who I was with, the feeling of connection through Walter Cronkite’s voice narrating as the country stopped to watch the event.

Moke Hill Parade - 
Photo of the 1933 parade courtesy of The Mokelumne Hill History Society.
















Small town tradition and charm march down Main Street in Mokelumne Hill for their annual 4th of July parade and celebration. One of the oldest continuous 4th of July parades in the country.

Moke Hill Parade - 

Photo of the 1933 parade courtesy of 
The Mokelumne Hill History Society.
Small town tradition and charm march down Main Street in Mokelumne Hill for their annual 4th of July parade and celebration. One of the oldest continuous 4th of July parades in the country.
Lake Street, looking west from Wabash Avenue, in 1896 when the “L” was being built. C. H. Cook received $50 dollars for this picture, printed in the Tribune. — Chicago Tribune historical photo

Lake Street, looking west from Wabash Avenue, in 1896 when the “L” was being built. C. H. Cook received $50 dollars for this picture, printed in the Tribune. — Chicago Tribune historical photo

Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”

The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.

Gordon Isaacs, the first patient treated with linear accelerator radiation therapy - External beam radiotherapy retinoblastoma  
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Gordon Isaacs, the first patient treated with linear accelerator radiation therapy - External beam radiotherapy retinoblastoma  

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