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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 88 TODAY

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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.) was born in Glen Ridge,
New Jersey
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As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two
humans to
land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on 
it
. He set foot on the Moon, on July 21, 1969,  following mission
commander
Neil Armstrong.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell,
William Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven
months later man first landed on the moon.

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From left: astronauts  William A. Anders, James A. Lovell Jr. and
Frank Borman.

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Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social
club in Pulaski,
TN, called the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on this day in
1865 and still exists today.

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Canadian born Reginald A. Fessenden (above) became the first
person to broadcast a human voice and music program over
radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

Coherer And Tapper - Marconi, circa 1905

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On this day in 1871, In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida"
had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

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Giuseppe Verdi conducting.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1918.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California on this day in 1955.

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Walt Disney (far right) delivering his opening day speech.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz
spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)

 

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DAVID MELENDY

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It was on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1970.

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On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer,
scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in
Philadelphia at age 84.

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Join, or Die was the first political cartoon published
in America by Benjamin Franklin in The Pennsylvania
Gazette.

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The Mustang convertible Serial #1 introduced on this day in 1964.

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LAST MAN ON THE MOON HAS DIED AT 82

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Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to
set foot on the moon, died Monday, according to a NASA announced in a
tweet.

Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar
mission and one of the final Apollo flights.

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