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PROBE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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An Atlas rocket leaves the launch pad at Cape Canaveral with Mariner
2 on board

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Mariner 2 was the first robotic space probe to conduct a successful planetary
encounter when it passed within 22,000 miles of Venus on December 14, 1962.


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Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director, is
presenting a Mariner 2 spacecraft model to President John F. Kennedy 
in 1963.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

A 23 year old Debbie Reynolds recorded “Tammy” for the film "Tammy and
the Bachelor.” The song earned her a gold record and was the best-selling
single by a female vocalist in 1957. The song spent 23 weeks on the "Top
40" charts. It was number one for five weeks on the Billboard pop charts
and was nominated for a "Best Song" Academy Award in 1957, but lost to
"All The Way" from the film, "The Joker Is Wild."

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MAJOR GOLF TITLE WON ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The 1946 PGA Championship was the 28th PGA Championship, held August 19-25 
at Portland Golf Club outside Portland, Oregon. Ben Hogan won the match play 
championship, 6 & 4 over Ed Oliver in the final; the winner’s share was $3,500 
and the runner-up’s was $1,500. For Hogan, age 34, it was the first of his nine 
major titles. He won again in 1948.

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AFI Life Achievement
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 84 years old today

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