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literature, by drawing curious readers into bizarre worldviews shored up
with the language
of evidence, shows how our attitudes toward information
structure our reality
and identity. Even if the UFO is bunk, it has become modernity's great
mythic mirror. The first "flying saucers" were sighted in 1947 by Kenneth
Arnold, in the year that gave us the CIA and information theory, in the
decade that gave us TV, the Bomb, digital
computers, and LSD.The
UFO is part of a package deal; a rumor of god stitched into the dark web
of our military-industrial-media complex.
Erik Davis - _Roots and Wires
Cyberspace and Black Electronic_
Mach 1, the sound barrier, broken by Amer. Charles
E. ("Chuck") Yeager in a Bell X-1 rocket-powered aircraft.
12 - a hush-hush panel of scientists and military men supposedly organized
by President Truman in 1947 to study UFOs.
The panel included Vannevar
Bush, inventor of the Memex.
Largest airplane ever flown, Howard Hughes's "Spruce
Goose," flew 1 mi at an altitude of 80 ft.
First report on LSD
appears in a Swiss pharmacological journal
U.S. Navy initiates mescaline studies under the auspices
of Project Chatter
United Nations announces partition plan for Palestine
India becomes independent and partitions into India
Burma becomes Independent Republic
track _1947_ MP3 (160k)
off of _Lovetechnology_ 12"x3 on Flying
sample: "entering restricted area..."
Heyerdahl, Thor (1914- ),
Norwegian anthropologist and explorer, known for his theories about migration
patterns of ancient peoples. Heyerdahl was born in Larvik. In 1947, hoping
to prove that Native South Americans could have migrated to Pacific islands,
Heyerdahl took 101 days to sail the Kon-Tiki, a balsa raft modeled after
ancient Peruvian boats, from Peru
to the Tuamotu Islands of Polynesia. His film of the Kon-Tiki voyage won
an Academy Award in 1951.
the invention of the solid state transistor by
William Shockley of Bell
The transistor (initially known simply as a solid-state
amplifier) demonstrated December 23
by Bell Laboratories physicists William Shockley, 38, John Bardeen, 40,
and Walter H. Brattain, 46, will replace the glass vacuum tube pioneered
by Bell Labs physicist H. D. Arnold in 1912. The tiny but rugged three-electrode
transistor will permit miniaturization of electronic devices such as computers,
radios, and television sets and lead to the development of guided missiles.
Sony Corp. has its beginnings
in the Tokyo Telecommunications Co. (Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo) started by Japanese electrical
engineer Masaru lbuka, with backing from sake brewing heir Akio Morita,
26. lbuka has worked on infrared detection devices and a telephone
scrambler for the military, taken over a gutted and boarded-up Tokyo department
store, and started a factory to produce shortwave converters for radio
sets that will enable listeners to receive news from abroad. Morita has
read about lbuka's device and joins him in founding the company that will
be renamed Sony Corp. in 1958.
(Unidentified Flying Objects) make headlines. Boise, Idaho, businessman
Kenneth Arnold, 32, claims to have seen nine shiny, pulsating
over the Cascade Mountains at speeds of up to 1,700 miles per hour while
flying his two-seat plane from Chehalis to Yakima June 24. "They seemed
to be alive in the center, to have the ability to change their density,"
he says, the Civil Aeronautics Administration expresses doubts that "anything
would be flying that fast," other UFO sightings are reported, some 15 million
Americans will claim to have seen UFOs in the next 25 years, more than
half of all Americans will say they believe in the existence of such objects
which many will say are manned by creatures from other planets, but professional
airline pilots will have more mundane explanations.
A Bedouin boy exploring
a cave at Qumran, northwest of Palestine's Dead Sea, discovers an earthenware
jar containing scrolls of parchment containing all but two small parts
of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. Written in the 1st century B.C. by
Jews of the obscure, ascetic Essene
sect which was later wiped out by the Romans, the parchments have been
wrapped in yards of cloth and covered with pitch. Sold piecemeal by the
boy who found them, they will greatly expand knowledge of ancient Judaism,
and will be followed by several more finds of biblical manuscripts in the
British physicist Patrick
Maynard Stuart Blackett, 50, at the University of Manchester advances the
theory that "all massive rotating bodies are magnetic." He has worked on
cosmic rays and especially on the electrical particles known as "mesons."
A U.S. Bell X-1 rocket plane
piloted by U.S. Air Force captain Chuck Yeager, 24, reaches Mach 1.06 (750
miles per hour) October 14 and breaks the sound barrier broken up to now
only by planes diving earthward with help from gravity.
"According to Ron Jr., his
Ron Hubbard) considered himself to be the one 'who came after'; that
he was Crowley's successor; that he had taken on the mantle of the 'Great
Beast'. He told him that Scientology actually began on December the 1st,
1947. This was the day Aleister
Brent Corydon - _Messiah
Roswell "crash" incident
1947 - July 2 - a rancher named Mac Brazel hears a
loud crash during the night near Corona, New
1947 - July 3 - Mac Brazel discovers crash debris
1947 - July 6 - Max Brazel shows Roswell sherrif pieces
1947 - July 7 - Military, including Major Jesse Marcel
visit crash site and retrieve some fo the debris
1947 - July 8 - Brazel taken into custody for questioning.
A second crash site is supposed to be found with alien
1947 - July 9 - military announce the crashed vehicle
was a weather baloon discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jordan
1976 - Viking Orbiter I
- photographs now famous face on Mars in the Cydonia
1947 - Japanese sculptor
Isamu Noguchi creates a model for his work _Sculpture To Be Seen From Mars_
According to the website http://www.noguchi.org,
Noguchi designed the _Sculpture To Be Seen From Mars_ when he was stricken
with fear of an atomic war, in the hope that such a sculpture would inform
extraterrestrials that a civilized life form had once existed on