November 13- NASA launches HEAO 2 and more

How an innovation today marks the day and makes history for tomorrow. Every day someone, somewhere accomplishes something that marks his/her name in the the pages of history with golden words. Therefore, Brag Social brings you some events from November 13 that were achieved and even after hundreds of year, we remember them and cherish them.

1986 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World

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The thirty-sixth edition of Miss World pageant, held on November 13, 1986, had won by Giselle Jeanne. Born on October 23, 1963, she won the pageant at the age of 23. She represented Trinidad and Tobago in the contest. She used her prize money from the pageant to complete her college. Therefore, she attended Goldsmiths’ college, University of London to complete her Sociology degree. Later, She married Heathcliff West and continues to live in her homeland- Trinidad and Tobago.

1978 NASA launches HEAO 2

On November 13, 1978, HEAO 2 launched into the space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The second attempt of NASA’s three High Energy Astrophysical Observatories. Moreover, HEAO 2 became the first telescope satellite that was fully X-ray imaging. On the other hand, after successfully attaining its orbit, it was named Einstein. It became a major mission of X-ray astronomy. Therefore, the results changed the view of X-ray sky completely. While re-entering the Earth’s orbit on March 1882, the Einstein Observatory Satellite burned.


1907 Paul Cornu achieves the first helicopter flight

The first person to fly a rotary wing aircraft on November 13,1907, made a history.  Paul Cornu was born in 1881 in French town of Lisieux. A French engineer and bicycle maker marked his name in the history. He made a primitive helicopter, powered by twenty-four horsepower, lifted him up for about twenty seconds. Therefore, making him the first ever man to design, build and successfully fly the rotary wing aircraft. This machine of his, later became famous as “the flying bicycle”.

1952 Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.

Born on July 15, 1911, Paul Maurice Zoll, graduated from Boston Latin School in 1928. A Jewish-American cardiologist, who became innovator of the artificial cardiac pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator. Therefore, he cultivated the process of restoring effective heart action with direct and indirect electrical shock on November 13, 1952. Because of his methods, he later came to be known as “The Father of Modern Cardiac Therapy”. He also served as an army physician from 1941 to 1946.


November 13

1969 Anti-war protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” in Washington, DC.

A silent and peaceful march from the Arlington National Cemetery took place on November 13, 1969. This March Against Death symbolized the deaths of the US soldiers and destroyed villages of Vietnam. This March was a protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam. The March began in the evening of November 13. Therefore, continued till the next morning. The people placed placards with the name of dead soldiers and the destroyed village of Vietnam and placed it on a coffin. Later, They marched though the city to the White House. 


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