On This Day, June 16

Valentina Tereshkova1


On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date. Orbit with Tereshkova in hoopla.






On June 16, 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival opens, introducing Janis Joplin, the Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience to the American mainstream. Groving at the library, on hoopla and in Freegal.






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