Today in Smithsonian History: November 20, 1972
National Air and Space Museum groundbreaking with (from left, front) Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and Warren Burger, and (back ) Jennings Randolph, J. William Fullbright and Kenneth Gray, (Photo by Victor Krantz, as featured in the Torch, January 1973.)
November 20, 1972 Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and the Hon. Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a Smithsonian Regent, break ground for the new National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Posted: 20 November 2017