Thomas Keith Glennan was the first Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, serving from August 19, 1958 to January 20, 1961. Born in Enderlin, North Dakota, the son of Richard and Margaret Glennan, he attended the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1927, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Following graduation, he became associated with the newly developed sound motion picture industry, became assistant general service superintendent for Electrical Research Products Company, a subsidiary of Western Electric Company. During his career he was studio manager of Paramount Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Studios, was on the staff of Vega Aircraft Corporation. Glennan joined the Columbia University Division of War Research in 1942, serving throughout World War II, first as Administrator and as Director of the U. S. Navy's Underwater Sound Laboratories at Connecticut.
At the end of the war, Glennan became an executive of the Ansco Corp. in New York. From this position he was called to the presidency of the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. During his administration, Case rose from a local institution to rank with the top engineering schools in the United States. From October 1950 to November 1952, concurrent with his Case presidency, he served as a member of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission; as NASA Administrator, Glennan presided over an organization that had absorbed the earlier National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics intact. Within a short time after NASA's formal organization, Glennan incorporated several organizations involved in space exploration projects from other federal agencies into NASA to ensure that a viable scientific program of space exploration could be reasonably conducted over the long-term, he brought in part of the Naval Research Laboratory in NASA and created for its use the Goddard Space Flight Center. He incorporated several disparate satellite programs, two lunar probes, the research effort to develop a million pound force thrust, single-chamber rocket engine from the U.
S. Air Force and the U. S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. In December 1958 Glennan acquired control of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a contractor facility operated by the California Institute of Technology. In 1960, Glennan obtained the transfer to NASA of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, located at Huntsville and renamed it the Marshall Space Flight Center. By mid-1960, Glennan had secured for NASA primacy in the U. S. federal government for the execution of all space activities except reconnaissance satellites, ballistic missiles, a few other space-related projects, most of which were still in the study stage, that the DOD controlled. Upon leaving NASA in January 1961, Glennan returned to the Case Institute of Technology, where he continued to serve as president until 1966. During this period he helped to negotiate the merger of Case with Western Reserve University, creating Case Western Reserve University. After his retirement in 1966, Glennan spent two years as president of Associated Universities, Inc. a Washington-based advocate for institutions of higher education.
A resident of Reston, Virginia for twenty years after his retirement, he moved to Mitchellville, Maryland in the late 1980s. He died at Collington Life Care Community in Mitchellville after a stroke, he was survived by Ruth Glennan. Portions of this article are based on public domain biographical text from NASA. Diary of T. Keith Glennan, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library New York Times Article T. Keith Glennan at Find a Grave
Hurlock is a town in Dorchester County, United States. The population was 2,092 at the 2010 census; the town was named after a local store owner. The community was incorporated in 1892. Hurlock is located at 38°37′53″N 75°51′40″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.88 square miles, of which, 2.66 square miles is land and 0.22 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,092 people, 788 households, 536 families living in the town; the population density was 786.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 903 housing units at an average density of 339.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 55.0% White, 37.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 3.5% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population. There were 788 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.0% were non-families.
27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age in the town was 36 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 51.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 710 households, 491 families living in the town; the population density was 748.5 people per square mile. There were 772 housing units at an average density of 308.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 70.46% White, 25.27% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.21% from other races, 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population. There were 710 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12. In the town, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $32,935, the median income for a family was $40,435. Males had a median income of $29,697 versus $21,555 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,446. About 8.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over. The annual Hurlock Fall Festival, held on the first Saturday of October, started in 1992, it begins with a parade local school bands, volunteer fire companies, antique cars. Vendors of arts and food line the streets in the vicinity of the town's historic train station, where the Hurlock Express offers 1-hour round-trip rides to Federalsburg, Maryland.
The town owns the train station and two restored passenger cars, which are pulled by a locomotive provided by the Maryland and Delaware Railroad. Michael Henry is the current mayor, the town has five council members: Charles A. Cummings, Bonnie Frantz, Russell Murphy, Charles T. Cephas and Earl Murphy. Hurlock is home to WAAI radio. William N. Andrews, U. S. Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district, born in Hurlock on November 13, 1876. Carlton Dotson, convicted of murdering fellow Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy
Million Pound Game is an annual playoff final rugby league game that decides which Championship team will be promoted to Super League the following season. Between 2015 and 2018, the game was played as part of The Qualifiers until the 2019 league restructure when it became the final of the top 5 playoff series, it was instigated in 2015, with the restructuring of the Rugby League season by the Rugby Football League. At an RFL extraordinary general meeting in 2018, the clubs voted to scrap the Super 8s and revert to a one up one down system between Super league and the Championship as used previously; the Championship clubs voted to bring back the playoffs as a way to decide. A top 5 playoff system was decided to be the best format as it had been used between 2003 and 2007, the final being called the Championship play-off final and billed as the Million Pound Game. At the end of the regular season, the bottom 4 teams in the Super League played the top four teams in the Championship in a league of eight.
The top three teams were awarded a place in Super League whilst teams finishing fourth and fifth play each other for the final Super League place in a game called the Million Pound Game. For the 2019 season, the Super 8s were scrapped and it was decided a playoff series would be used to decide promotion to Super League; the top 5 Championship teams would compete in the playoffs with the Million Pound Game final being held at the home of the highest seeded team. League 1 Promotion Final
Zeta Sagittae is triple star system in the northern constellation of Sagitta. It is visible to the naked eye, having a combined apparent visual magnitude of +5.00. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 12.79 mas, the distance to this star is 260 light years. The inner pair is a visual binary system consisting of two A-type main-sequence stars with an orbital period of 23.2 years, a semimajor axis of 0.136 arc seconds, an eccentricity of 0.79. The primary, component A, has a visual magnitude of 5.64 with a stellar classification of A3 Vnn, where the'nn' suffix indicates "nebulous" lines due to rotation. It is spinning with a projected rotational velocity of 240 km/s; this is giving the star an oblate shape with an equatorial bulge, 14% larger than the polar radius. The secondary member, component B, is a magnitude 6.04 star, while the more distant component C is magnitude 9.01 and lies at an angular separation of 8.330 arc seconds from the other two. In Chinese, 左旗, meaning Left Flag, refers to an asterism consisting of ζ Sagittae, α Sagittae, β Sagittae, δ Sagittae, γ Sagittae, 13 Sagittae, 11 Sagittae, 14 Sagittae and ρ Aquilae.
The Chinese name for ζ Sagittae itself is 左旗四 Kaler, James B. "Zeta Sagittae", University of Illinois, retrieved 2017-07-13
Mervyn "Muff" Winwood is an English songwriter and record producer, the older brother of Steve Winwood. Both were members of the Spencer Davis Group in the 1960s, in which Muff Winwood played bass guitar, he produced Dire Straits. His father, was a foundryman by trade, who played tenor saxophone in dance bands and had a collection of jazz and blues records, he attended Cranbourne Road Primary School and the new Great Barr School and was a choir boy at St John's Church in the Perry Barr neighborhood of Birmingham. Winwood first became interested in the guitar the bass, he was nicknamed "Muff" after the popular 1950's children's TV character Muffin the Mule. His younger brother is Steve Winwood; the Spencer Davis Group was formed the after Davis saw the Winwood brothers at a Birmingham pub called the Golden Eagle, performing as the Muff Woody Jazz Band. The Group made their debut at the Eagle and subsequently had a Monday-night residency there. After leaving the Spencer Davis Group in 1967, Winwood moved within the music industry to a position as A&R man at Island Records.
He was there until 1978, when he became an executive at the British office of CBS Records which became Sony Music until well into the 1990s. Besides Dire Straits, Winwood had earlier produced the hit album, Kimono My House, accompanying hit singles, "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" and "Amateur Hour" for Sparks, he produced their other 1974 album, Propaganda. As part of his A&R duties, Winwood signed Prefab Sprout, Terence Trent D'Arby, Shakin' Stevens and The Psychedelic Furs amongst others, his other work included production with The Fabulous Poodles, Marianne Faithfull, Sutherland Brothers, Mott the Hoople, Love Affair, Kevin Ayers, Unicorn, After the Fire and The Noel Redding Band. List of bass guitarists Muff Winwood discography at Discogs Muff Winwood on IMDb Muff Winwood at AllMovie "Spencer Davis Group discography". Archived from the original on 28 October 2009
Forgotten Voices of the Falklands uses the resources of the Imperial War Museum’s Sound Archive to present the first complete oral history of the Falklands War. The book presents a chronicle of the conflict from many different perspectives, told in the participants’ own voices from the initial invasion of the islands to the British landings to the Argentine surrender and its aftermath; the interviews were brought together by author Hugh McManners, who himself fought in the Falklands War. In addition to the Imperial War Museum archives, entries for Bill Belcher and Jim Mitchell were taken from BBC documentary interviews. In March 1982, Argentina surprised the world by invading the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean; the tiny islands had long been the subject of a fierce territorial dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom, the occupation escalated into a full-blown conflict between the two countries. Referred to as a forgotten war, the Falklands conflict was the first war of the modern age, using satellite surveillance, night observation devices, all the latest weaponry military technology had to offer.
Forgotten Voices website Imperial War Museum website