History Quiz - week of June 4
By Randy Saunders , 50th Space Wing historian
/ Published June 02, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's question and answer:
Although originally known as Decoration Day and observed on various dates during and following the U.S. Civil War, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in what year? The holiday was renamed Memorial Day by federal law in 1967. On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday in May. The act made Memorial Day a federal holiday effective in 1971.
This week's question:
On June 20, 1974, the Air Force awarded a contract to Rockwell International for the production of three development satellites for which system?
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