It Happened On #47

It’s that time of day again! Time for another fun, amusing, funny, humorous, entertaining, comical, witty, droll, hilarious, clever, sharp, intelligent, bright, smart, knowledgeable, intellectual, well-informed, and educated edition of It Happened On

It happened on November 14 1851…Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop

Also on November 14 1969, Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr.; Richard F. Gordon, Jr.; and Alan L. Bean aboard. Thirty-six seconds after takeoff, lightning struck the ascending Saturn 5 launch rocket, which tripped the circuit breakers in the command module and caused a power failure. Fortunately, the launching rocket continued up normally, and within a few minutes power was restored in the spacecraft

I swear I wrote about Moby Dick in one of my other posts. Maybe it was Mr. Melville’s birthday


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