Today in History – November 18, 1923 – Alan Shepard is Born

On this day in 1923, Alan Shepard (1st American in Space) is born. Named Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. at birth, Alan grew up in rural New Hampshire. After graduating from high school, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating the day after D-Day. An ensign, Shepard spent the...
Posted On Nov 18 2017