14 October 2016

Breaking the Sound Barrier

14 October 1947  

Col. Chuck Yeager and the X-1

On this date in 1947...

Southern WWII fighter ace Chuck Yeager  of Western Virginia was the first man to break the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis" named for his wife.


Other Years:


  • 1936 - The first Social Security Board office opened in Austin, Texas and local office's took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers.
  • 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began when it was learned Soviet missiles capable of destroying most  Southern cities were being installed in Cuba.
  • 1964 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1987 - 18 months old Jessica McClure fell down an abandoned well in Midland, Texas and was rescued after a 58 hour effort.



Read: Why Know Southern History?


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