Star Map for Thursday April 9, 1959

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On 09 April 1959

Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven"..

Birthdate of Bernard Jenkin, English businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.

Death of Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (b. 1867).

50th anniversary

The U.S. Congress passes the Payne–Aldrich Tariff Act..

Birthdate of Robert Helpmann, Australian dancer, actor, and choreographer (d. 1986).

Death of Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Bill Birch, New Zealand surveyor and politician, 38th New Zealand Minister of Finance; Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (d. 1962); and Mariya Pisareva, Russian high jumper.

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Tony Cragg, English sculptor.

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Ken Kalfus, American journalist and author; Dennis Quaid, American actor; and Iain Duncan Smith, British soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Yamina Benguigui, Algerian-French director and politician; and Joolz Denby, English poet and author.

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentinian footballer and coach; Nigel Shadbolt, English computer scientist and academic; Vahur Sova, Estonian architect; and Marina Zueva, Russian ice dancer and coach.

2nd anniversary

The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping..

Birthdate of Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer and architect (d. 2011); Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer; and Jamie Redfern English-born Australian television presenter and pop singer.

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Tony Sibson, English boxer; and Nigel Slater, English journalist and author.

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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