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Buddy Holly (22), Ritchie Valens (17), the Big Bopper (28) and pilot
Roger Peterson died in a plane crash in
Iowa on this day in 1959.

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An inscribed guitar and three records mark the location that the plane came to rest.
Crash site memorial north of Clear Lake, Iowa.

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The first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the Moon was made
by the Soviet space vehicle Luna 9 (above) on this day in 1966.

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Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States
Air
Force
 colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the
first female pilot and first female commander of a
Space Shuttle on this day
in 1995 aboard STS-63. She was awarded several medals for her work. She
has logged 38 days 8 hours and 20 minutes in
outer space. Collins retired
on
May 1, 2006, to pursue private interests.


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On this day in 2003, Phillip Harvey Spector became notorious for the murder of the actress Lana Clarkson (below). He was convicted of
murder in
second degree.

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Recently released prison mugshots of Phil Spector (AP).

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Hundreds of people were feared drowned in the Red Sea on this day
in 2006 after an Egyptian ferry carrying 1,400 passengers and crew
sank in rough weather in one of the worst shipping disasters in the
world. Rescuers found at least 200 survivors in lifeboats and were
brought ashore.

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Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

Norman Rockwell was a 20th-century American author, painter and illustrator
whose works have a broad popular appeal in the U.S. for their reflection of
American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations that
depict everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over
nearly five decades.

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
(February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847)


Born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early
romantic period. Mendelssohn wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer
Night’s Dream
, and the Italian Symphony.

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PAINTING SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD

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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.

(Fox News) – A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that
depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at
Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of
fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private
hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) 
    
   

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SMOKEY BEAR IS 73 YEARS OLD TODAY

Smokey Bear’s debut poster (above) was released on August 9, 1944, which is
considered his birthday. Overseen by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention
Campaign, the first poster was illustrated by Albert Staehle. That same year,
Forest Service worker Rudy Wendelin became the full-time campaign artist;
he was considered Smokey Bear’s "manager" until he retired in 1973.   

  
  
  
  
  
 

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Artist Albert Staehle

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ROSS SIMPSON

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             (February 22, 1732  – December 14, 1799)

George Washington’s older half-brother, Lawrence, used personal connections
with the Fairfax family to have him appointed official surveyor for Culpeper
County, a prestigious position.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)  

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BRIAN THOMAS

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Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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Launch of space shuttle Discovery on it’s Maiden Voyage in 1995.

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               Astronaut Eileen Collins at pilot’s station onboard
               shuttle Discovery.

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