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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Alexander Shulgin, godfather of Ecstasy, dies at 88

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... to serve in the navy. He later earned a doctorate in biochemistry and worked for Dow Chemical for many years. At Dow, Shulgin created several top-selling biodegradable pesticides and Dow allowed ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Daredevil US test pilot J.F. ‘Skeets’ Coleman dies aged 95

    Posted May 19th 2014, 08:57pm by NYT

    ... navy wanted the plane, which took off straight up like a helicopter before entering its horizontal regular flight, to save space on aircraft carriers. After years in development, one XFY-1 ... at UCLA. In 1951, the US navy awarded Convair aircraft manufacturing a contract to design, build and test a VTOL fighter. The XFY-1 was a so-called tail sitter because it sat straight up like ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Jeremiah Denton, US POW held in Vietnam who became senator after TV interview fame

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:44am by Reuters, AP

    ... code message. But Denton theorised later that his captors likely figured it out only after he was awarded the Navy Cross for the blinks in 1974. He said his captors never brought him out ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter had the right stuff

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of manned missions and laid the groundwork for the Apollo moon landings. Of the seven Mercury astronauts, only John Glenn, who went on to serve as a US senator from Ohio, survives. A navy test pilot ...

  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Robert Ford, independent Tibet's first radio operator, dies at 90

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... rank in the country and was dubbed "the Loneliest Briton in the World" because of his remote posting. But he was captured by the PLA in 1950 and, along with his Tibetan bosses, thrown ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Elmore Leonard, veteran crime American author, dies aged 87

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... from high school in 1943, he did a two-year stretch in the US Navy. Picking up his schooling at the University of Detroit, he graduated in 1950 and became a copywriter for a Detroit advertising ...

  7. News - China - OBITUARY

    Obituary: Yang Baibing backed 1989 crackdown and prospered from it

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Yang Baibing said to have signed the order for PLA to shoot Tiananmen protesters, but later fell foul of Deng Xiaoping General backed '89 crackdown ... intended for viewing by party members- indicated that Yang signed the order instructing the PLA to shoot unarmed students and workers taking part in the pro-democracy protest, Yazhou Zhoukan, ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Great Train Robber’ Bruce Reynolds dies at 81

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in London

    ... of adventure.” Rejected by the Royal Navy because of poor eyesight, he tried to become a foreign correspondent, but got no further than clerk at the Daily Mail newspaper. Crime provided a life ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon, dies at 82

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on August 5, 1930, Armstrong took flying lessons at the age of 15 and received his pilot's licence on his 16th birthday. A US Navy aviator, he later joined Nasa's predecessor agency, ...



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