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Space History for April 18

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C. H. F. Peters discovered asteroid #98 Ianthe.

J. Helffrich discovered asteroid #713 Luscinia.

M. Wolf discovered asteroids #806 Gyldenia and #807 Ceraskia.

G. Neujmin discovered asteroid #1277 Dolores.

Born, Edward Cleveland 'Pete' Aldridge Jr. (at Houston, Texas, USA), payload specialist astronaut candidate, US Secretary of the Air Force (8 April 1986 - 16 December 1988),_Jr.

Died, Sir Ambrose Fleming, physicist

Sir John Ambrose Fleming (sometimes also listed as Ambrose J. Fleming, 29 November 1849 - 18 April 1945) was a British electrical engineer and physicist. In November 1904 he invented and patented the two-electrode radio rectifier, which he called the oscillation valve. It was also called a thermionic valve, vacuum diode, kenotron, thermionic tube, or Fleming valve. This invention is often considered to have been the beginning of electronics.

A. Schmitt discovered asteroid #1614 Goldschmidt.

Died, Albert Einstein, German/American theoretical physicist (Relativity, Nobel 1921 "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect")

La Plata Observatory discovered asteroid #2307 Garuda.

Dr. James Campbell reported to the Harvey Cushing Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on performing the first human nerve transplant from one individual to another.,3592748

T. Smirnova discovered asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya and #2250 Stalingrad.

M. Watt discovered asteroid #2687.

N. G. Thomas discovered asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot and #3561 Devine.

1986 10:45:00 PST (GMT -8:00:00)
A Titan 34D carrying a KH-11 spy satellite exploded seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the second Titan/KH-11 failure in less than 8 months.

Titan rocket explosion (most probably the Titan-34D on 18 April 1986, Vandenberg AFB)
Source: Wikipedia

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