All You Need To Know About Napolean Bonaparte
(Saturday, May 5, 1821) — Napoleon Bonaparte, a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution, and as Napoleon I, Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815, died today in exile on the island of St. Helena. He was 51.
(Friday, May 5, 1961, 9:34 a.m. ET) — Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., 37, piloted the Freedom 7 mission today, becoming the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. The flight lasted less than 16 minutes and attained an altitude of just over 116 miles.
(Friday, May 5, 1961, 3:30pm ET) — President John F. Kennedy hailed his nation’s first manned shot into space today, and pledged “a substantially larger effort in that field” during a news conference. Continue reading JFK pledges bigger U.S. space effort
“Shadow Play” (part one)
(Friday, May 5, 1961, 10 p.m. ET) — A man (Dennis Weaver) convicted of murder tries to convince those about to execute him that it’s all just a recurring nightmare of his on tonight’s episode of The Twilight Zone. Continue reading Tonight on TV: ‘The Twilight Zone’