Today in 1958: A B-47 bomber from Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Georgia, collides in mid-air with an F-86 aircraft. It is on a simulated combat mission with a hydrogen bomb on board.
The B-47 attempts to land three times but cannot reduce its speed. To avoid exposing the base to an explosion, the nuclear weapon is jettisoned into the ocean several miles from the mouth of the Savannah River. The weapon will never be recovered.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is helping residents and businesses become more energy efficient. Programs for home owners include special discount pricing on CFLs, cash-back incentives for purchasing high-efficiency equipment, free installation of energy saving products, cash back and free pick-up to recycle an old working refrigerator or freezer, and more! For more info about Focus on Energy programs, call 800-762-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Occupy Madison General Assembly is held on the second Saturday of each month. They meet this Saturday at 2pm in Room 200 of The Fountain building, 122 State Street. Please submit agenda items to email@example.com. More info at 815-685-8567.