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December 17, 1977

On December 17, 1977, Russian journalist Iona Anfronov visited Vulcan, West Virginia. He was invited by Mayor John Robinette, because the town asked the Soviet Union to help them build a bridge. The small coal mining community had only one way into town, a dangerous, ramshackled bridge that was falling apart. It could not be … Continue reading

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March 26, 1859

On March 26, 1859, amateur French astronomer, Edmond Modeste Lescarbault, discovered the planet Vulcan, which was believed to orbit inside the orbit of Mercury, which until that point in time was believed to be the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury had a little wobble in its orbit that under Newtonian rules of planetary understanding, … Continue reading

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