03/10 – Tibetan Uprising Day

Tibetan resistance members - including monks - handing over weapons to PLA authorities in the wake of the failed 1959 uprising. (The Telegraph) On this day in 1959, protests began in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in defiance of Chinese military occupiers. Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was slated to attend a theatrical performance at…

02/20 – The Avro Arrow

The Avro Arrow during one of its many test flights. (The Aviation Geek Club) On this day in 1959, production of the CF-105 Arrow interceptor aircraft project was cancelled by the Canadian government. Manufactured by Avro Canada, the Arrow was a revolutionary warplane capable of reaching Mach 2 speeds (twice the speed of sound) and…