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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 20th

* 1959 – Diefenbaker Government Cancels Avro Arrow Fighter Program * 1976 SEATO disbands * 1725 American colonists practice scalping * 1962 An American orbits earth * 1998 Tara Lipinski becomes youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist

It’s Tuesday! Did You Know…

* 1959 – Diefenbaker Government Cancels Avro Arrow Fighter Program

On March 25, 1958, the infamous Avro Arrow made its very first test flight. The plane was the crown jewel of Canadian aircraft manufacturer A.V. Roe Canada, better known as Avro, then the third-largest company in Canada. The hypersonic fighter was on the cutting edge of aerospace technology at the time: it could reach a speed nearly three times the speed of sound, traveling at an altitude of 60,000 feet. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 20th”