Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

June 19, 1963 — Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova returned to Earth after spending nearly three days as the first woman in space. 

Time is just something that we assign. You know, past, present, it’s just all arbitrary. Most Native Americans, they

June 18, 1976 (more or less) — Scientists confirmed Einstein’s equivalence principle in the experiment called Gravity Probe A. They confirmed that clocks

I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior. You cannot live your life other than

June 17, 1972 — Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.

My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies

June 16, 1977 — Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.