1955, April 12 –Japan launches Pencil

On April 12, 1955, at Kokubunji, Tokyo, a tiny rocket called Pencil was launched horizontally. Even before and during WWII, research into rockets is said to have attained a considerable level, but most scientists destroyed their materials for fear that they would be accused of war crimes as after World War II, Japan was forbidden... Continue Reading →

Guillaume Depardieu

I caught the musical biography of Marin Marais, (baptized March 31, 1656, Paris—died Aug. 15, 1728, Paris), the French composer & virtuoso of the viola da gamba (a musical instrument similar to the cello), in the French movie Tous les matins du monde (1991; “All the Mornings of the World” directed by Alain Corneau) where Depardieu fils plays the younger Marais... Continue Reading →

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