June 6

Amber pages:

Diego Velasquez, Spanish painter, born today in 1599

Pierre Corneille, French dramaturge, born today in 1606 - an essay on him will be published in my collection "Beyond The Fourth Wall"

Thomas Mann, German novelist, born today in 1875

Aram (Ilich) Khachaturian, Armenian musician and composer, born today in 1903

Billie Whitelaw, actress, role-model for all future productions of the plays of Samuel Beckett, born today in 1932

And today in 1971, Soyuz 11 was launched, the only manned mission to board the world's first space station, Salyut 1. They flew straight there, arriving on the 7th, and stayed until the 29th. On the 30th they set out for home, and read the full story here, of how the crew of Soyuz 11 also became the first humans to die in space

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