Jews, Church, & Civilization VII

INTRODUCTION

[Known for his very extensive research, often on Jewish–related themes, Uris impacted world perceptions: important works: Exodus (1958); Mila 18 (1961); QB VII (1970); Jerusalem (1981); The Haj (1984); Mitla Pass (1988), among other gems].

 

1958 CE:  CLIFF HILLEGASS PUBLISHES HIS FIRST CLIFFSNOTES

…for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in the basement of his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

1959 CE:  RUSSIA LAUNCHES LUNA 1

Jan 1: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Soviet Union: Russia launches “First Cosmic Ship,” later dubbed Mechta and later dubbed Luna 1. Originally intended to hit the moon, a malfunction caused it to miss the moon by 6,000 km at its closest. Nevertheless, Luna 1 achieved several scientific historic “firsts,” including, amongst others:

•    the first man-made object to reach escape velocity  from the earth’s gravitational field

•    the first ever detection and observations of the solar wind

•    the first man-made object to reach heliocentric orbit (orbit around the sun)

– after it missed its intended goal of crashing into the moon.

 

1959 CE:  REVOLUTIONARY FIDEL CASTRO

At age 33, he overthrows the Batista dictatorship in CUBA.

Castro then proceeds to jail his fellow revolutionary leaders to neutralize them as potential threats to his

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