HANS REMEMBERS- TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

William Calley

Hans Remembers- Tuesday November 17, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

  • In the early 70’s this name was a constant in the news- Lt. William Calley. On this day the court-martial of U.S. Army Lt. William Calley for the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam began in Fort Benning, Georgia. The opening statement by the Army prosecutor said that Calley and soldiers under his command killed 102 civilians on March 16, 1968.
  • Douglas Engelbart was given a patent for the first computer mouse.
  • The Soviet Union landed Lunokhod I on Mare Imbrium on the Moon. Lunokhod was the first wheeled vehicle to land on another world, was released after Luna 17 made a soft landing. The western press dubbed it “the bathtub on wheels” it was equipped with television cameras and scientific equipment and could be controlled remotely from Earth.

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