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On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City at
the age of 39 by assassins identified as Black Muslims.

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It was on this day in 1972.

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President and Mrs. Nixon visit the Great Wall of China.

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In Baton Rouge, LA, on this day in 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy
Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty
of unspecified sin. He announced that he was leaving the
pulpit temporarily. Swaggart had been linked to an admitted
prostitute.
        

        
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Jimmy Lee Swaggart will be 82 years old on March 15.

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Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person to fly
solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon on this day in 1995. He
landed in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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James Stephen "Steve" Fossett
(April 22, 1944 –
c. September 3, 2007)

Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007, while flying a light aircraft
(below) over the
Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California.

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1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON.

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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Buddy Holly’s album "Buddy Holly" was released by Coral
Records. This was his first official solo album. It was rated
#19 in the best albums of 1958.

Side 2, cut No. 3.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1792 ~

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President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act that
created the U.S. Post Office.

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The actual 1792 Postal Act.


                   

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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John Glenn made space history on this day in 1962 when he orbited
the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He became the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7
Mercury
capsule. Glenn witnessed the
Devil’s Cigarette Lighter
while in flight.

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In West Warwick, RI on this day in 2003, 100 people were killed
and more than 230 were injured when fire destroyed the nightclub,
The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display
being used by Jack Russel’s Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for 
the band, was one of the victims in the fire.


    
    
    
   

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American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold
medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies’
figure skating title at Nagano, Japan on this day in 1998.
 

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Tara Kristen Lipinski will be 36 on June 10.

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Actor Sidney Poitier is 91 years old today.

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HE WAS A BIG NAME ON THIS DAY IN 1922 ~

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Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent.

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Ed Wynn on stage (second from left) as β€œThe Fire Chief,” ca. 1935.

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Ed Wynn (Isaiah Edwin Leopold)
(November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966)

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