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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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John Glenn made space history on this day in 1962 when he orbited
the Earth three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first
American to do so. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury
capsule (above).

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Mercury 6 launches Friendship 7 from NASA’s Kennedy
Space Center.

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Here's What John Glenn saw on February 20, 1962.  Just 5 minutes and 44 seconds after launch, Glenn offered his first words about the view from his porthole: “This is Friendship 7. Can see clear back; a big cloud pattern way back across towards the Cape. Beautiful sight.” Three hours later, at the beginning of his third orbit, Glenn photographed this panoramic view of Florida from the Georgia border (right, under clouds) to just north of Cape Canaveral. His American homeland was 162 miles (260 kilometers) below. “I have the Cape in sight down there,” he noted to mission controllers. “It looks real fine from up here. I can see the whole state of Florida just laid out like on a map. Beautiful.”  Image via NASA
Here’s what John Glenn saw while orbiting the Earth. 

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Friendship 7 capsule after splashdown.

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The successful mission concluded with a splashdown and recovery
in the Atlantic Ocean, 800 miles southeast of Bermuda.

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Sir Sidney Poitier is 92-years-old today.


Actor, director, and diplomat Sidney Poitier became the first
African American to win an Oscar after performing in Lilies
of the Field (1963). The films Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
(1967) To Sir, with Love (1967) and In the Heat of the Night
(1967), additionally bolstered his fame. The American Film
Institute called him one of the 25 Greatest Male Stars of All
Time in 1999.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 88 TODAY

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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.)

The second person to ever walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin was the pilot of
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and was a member of the third group of astronauts
ever selected by NASA. He served as an astronaut from his selection in 1963
until his retirement in 1971. Aldrin served as an U.S. Air Force officer and had
a Command Pilot rating. Appropriately enough, his mother’s maiden name
was Moon.

Aldrin in a space suit stands on the grey soil of the Moon. Armstrong and the lunar module are reflected in his visor.
Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission
in 1969.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1862, the Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

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Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General.

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It was on this day in 1967. He would be the first black court justice.

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Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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The space shuttle Challenger was launched on this day in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to
travel in space when the shuttle embarked on its third mission.

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. will be 76 on November 22.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Godwin)
(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

British author Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel
Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as
Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

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Baseballs Ty Cobb made his major league batting
debut with the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1905.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
Nicknamed: The Georgia Peach

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Winston Churchill rallies Britain during World War 2 with his famous "finest hour" speech on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated
by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain
on this day in 1812. The conflict began over trade restrictions and
numerous other disputes between the two countries.

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

During the War of 1812, Monroe served in critical
roles as
Secretary of State and the Secretary of
War
under President James Madison (below).

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

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On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the Atlantic Ocean when she flew from Newfoundland to
Wales.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 76 years old today.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney 
wrote such hit songs for the band as "Penny Lane," "Blackbird"
and "Eleanor Rigby." After his time with The Beatles he formed
the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned
21 Grammy Awards across his career.
 

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The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
Abbey Road studio album by The Beatles, 1969.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT HAS DIED AT 86

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018)

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon, and
later worked to express the wonders of visiting another world through
art, died today (Saturday). 

His family said Bean’s death at Houston Methodist Hospital followed his
suddenly falling ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Ind., two weeks ago.
(Fox News)

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