Star Map for Monday May 16, 1960

Get a map of the sky — with thousands of stars, the planets, the Sun and the Moon — as seen from a location and at a time of your choice.

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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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On 16 May 1960

Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California..

Birthdate of Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician, Nauruan Speaker of Parliament; and S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975); Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014); and Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1972).

Death of Henri-Edmond Cross, French Neo-Impressionist painter (b. 1856).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach.

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate; Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004); and Bruce Coville, American author.

5th anniversary

Birthdate of Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast; Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster; Hazel O'Connor, English-born Irish singer-songwriter and actress; Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012); and Debra Winger, American actress.

Death of James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic(b. 1909); and Manny Ayulo, American racing driver (b. 1921).

4th anniversary

Death of H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876).

3rd anniversary

Birthdate of Joan Benoit, American runner; Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician; Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist; Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman; and Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014).

Death of Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903).

1st anniversary

The Triton Fountain is inaugurated in Valletta, Malta..

Birthdate of Mitch Webster, American baseball player; and Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter.

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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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You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 21.6x27.9cm to 50x70cm. You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 8.5x11" to 18x24".

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