On This Day, June 16

Valentina Tereshkova1

 

On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date. Orbit with Tereshkova in hoopla.

 


monterey

 

 

 

On June 16, 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival opens, introducing Janis Joplin, the Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience to the American mainstream. Groving at the library, on hoopla and in Freegal.

 

 

 

 

 

About Avalon Free Public Library

Avalon is a bustling little shore town in southern NJ. Our small population of 1800 expands to about 30,000 at the height of summer. We like to think that we serve them all and then some! Our goal is to make our library available to our patrons wherever they may roam.

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