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AN AIR DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Capt. McBroom was the Pilot of United
Airlines Flight 173. He said he tried to
aim the plane at a dark spot.

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A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 similar to the one involved in the
crash.

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The crash site as it looks today.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was published on this day in 1823.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising on this day in 1989.

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Foreign protesters campaign against the Ceaucescu regime.

Executed: Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania in 1989 but were caught and executed
Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania but were 
caught and executed in Targoviste on Christmas Day.

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The above photo shows the wall where the two were shot. The site
became part of a museum in 2013.

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Richard Colvin Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, is a British terrorist who attempted to detonate an explosive device packed
into his shoes
while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to
Miami on this day in 2001.

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One of Richard Reid’s explosive shoes.

Sideview of 767 on climbout against a pale blue sky. A blue, white and red cheat-line runs the full length of the fuselage, above which says "American". The vertical tail sports two "A"s, between which is a simplified eagle.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed
at Plymouth Rock,
MA. on this day in 1620.

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Map of Native American Tribes and Pilgrim Colonies.

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The first church service at Plymouth.

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On this day in 1988, 270 people were killed when a Pan Am Boeing
747, Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
 

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The destruction caused by debris from the explosion on board Pan
Am Flight 103 over the village of Lockerbie.

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MIKE GRACIA

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The first successful gasoline-powered manned airplane flight took
place near Kitty Hawk,
NC. on this day in 1903. Orville and Wilbur
Wright made the flight.

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While Wright Brothers were building the Flyer they continued to make 
practice flights with their 1902 glider (above). They made about 2000
total glides. 

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Television history was made on this day in 1969 when singer Tiny
Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger were married on "The Tonight Show"
with Johnny Carson on NBC.

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Tiny Tim (Herbert Buckingham Khaury)
(April 12, 1932 – November 30,
1996)


Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack just as he began singing at a ukulele festival at the Montague Grange Hall in
Montague, Massachusetts.

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