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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1947, over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California,
pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the
first person to break the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned
95 in February.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours.

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On this day in 1977, singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack.


singer and actor Bing Crosby was the first multimedia star, Crosby
was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture
grosses from 1931 to 1954. Crosby won an Academy Award for
Best Actor
for his role as Father Chuck O’Malley in the 1944 motion
picture Going My Way and was nominated for his reprise of the role
in The Bells of St. Mary’s opposite Ingrid Bergman the following year.

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr.(May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22
top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes on this day in 1946.

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The Berlin Airlift came to an end on this day in 1949. The airlift had
taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the
Soviet blockade.

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On this day in 1962, James Meredith, a black US military veteran, 
succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi. It was
his fourth attempt to register. President Kennedy (below) had to
call in the army to get him admitted.

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Meredith, center with briefcase, is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. marshals.

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August 18, 1963: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss.

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It was on this day in 1955.

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James Dean was driving his brand-new Porsche 550 Spyder to an
auto rally in Salinas, California, when he was involved in a head-on collision.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1781, American forces
began the siege on Yorktown,
VA. as the last battle of the war begins.  

    
    
   

Storming of Redoubt #10.

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Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull, depicts the British surrendering to Benjamin Lincoln, flanked by French (left) and American troops.        


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army
planes when they landed in Seattle,
WA. on this day in 19244. The
trip took 175 days.

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IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left
Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan
was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – April 27,1521)

Magellan was killed in the Philippines during the
Battle of Mactan by soldiers of  leader Lapu-Lap.

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The statue of Lapu-Lapu on Mactan Island.

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James Joseph "Jim" Croce
(January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973)

On this day in 1973, pop singer Jim Croce was killed along
with five others in a plane crash on his way to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. He was only 30 years old.

Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs
"
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" reached
No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100
chart.

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Croce’s chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree
during take-off from the
Natchitoches Regional Airport

in
Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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It was on this day in 1958.


Dr. Emil A. Naclerio, member of the surgical team that operated
on the Rev. Martin Luther King, is shown at King’s bedside in
Harlem Hospital in New York on Sept. 21, 1958.

    
    

    
     Izola Ware Curry enters a New York City police station, Sept. 20, 1958, where she was questioned in the stabbing of photo
    Police officers arrest Izola Curry, King’s would-be assassin.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 2001.

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President George W. Bush addresses the nation following the
9/11 attacks.

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President George W. Bush with firefighter Bob Beckwith standing in
standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings.  
       

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Johnny Cash and wife June Carter.

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John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

While hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes at approximately 2:00 a.m. CT on September
12, 2003, aged 71, less than four months after his wife. It was suggested
that his health worsened due to a
broken heart over June’s death.

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