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  3. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and cultural ...

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a sudden and substantial impact on the arts and cultural heritage sector. The global health crisis and the uncertainty resulting from it profoundly affected organisations' operations as well as individuals—both employed and independent—across the sector.

  4. Maritime history - Wikipedia

    Mechanical engineer Ma Jun (c. 200-265 AD) invented the south-pointing chariot, a wheeled device employing a differential gear that allowed a fixed figurine to point always in the southern cardinal direction. The mariner's astrolabe was the chief tool of Celestial navigation in early modern maritime history.

  5. List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft ...

    A Boeing RB-47H, of the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, is shot down by a Soviet Air Defense Forces MiG-19 over the Barents Sea while on a signals intelligence mission, killing four of six on board; the two survivors were picked up by Soviet trawlers and held at Lubyanka prison in Moscow and were later released by Nikita Khrushchev following President John F. Kennedy's inauguration.