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June 17th, 1938...

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TIME Magazine: Charles A. Lindbergh and Dr. Alexis Carrel

(TIME Cover: June the 13th, 1938)

 Famous people born on the 17th of June:

1239 - King Edward I of England (d. 1307)
1682 - King Charles XII of Sweden (d. 1718)
1818 - Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893)
1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (d. 1971)
1942 - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian International Atomic Energy Agency director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1945 - Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist
1946 - Barry Manilow, American musician
1980 - Venus Williams, American tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1938

Enrico Fermi

for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons

Rome University - Rome, Italy

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1938

You Can't Take It with You
directed by Frank Capra
with Spring Byington (Penny Sycamore)

Designed in 1938

The Ankle-strap sandal
by Salvatore Ferragamo


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