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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Artists painting showing the explosion on board Apollo 13.

The repair dubbed the "mail box" that saved the Apollo 13 astronauts. After an oxygen tank exploded, the three men
had to retreat to the Lunar Module and use duct tape, along
with plastic plastic bags and lithium hydroxide canisters to
build a makeshift CO2 scrubber.
       

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  MIKE GRACIA                                                   

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On this day in 1770, a deadly riot called "The Boston Massacre" took place on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between
American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated
to a chaotic, bloody slaughter killing five people. Two British troops 
were later convicted of manslaughter. The conflict energized anti-
Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

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Boston Massacre Site Memorial, on the Freedom Trail behind the Old State House.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)  
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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On this day in 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a
Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). The investigation determined that Hughes,
a non-instrument-rated pilot, attempted visual flight in adverse
weather conditions, resulting in disorientation and subsequent loss
of control.


A Piper Comanche PA-24-180, similar to the one that crashed.

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Patsy Cline aircraft crash site, Camden, Tennessee.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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It was on this day in 1959.


(NOTE) Holly’s mother and his widow both learned he had died from
the news. Ever since, police departments have made it a policy not
to release a victim’s name until their family has been notified.

 

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A 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza (Model 35), similar to the aircraft that crashed.

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Gull Avenue, Crash site is located west of intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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Former KGW radio D.J. Red Robinson (left) and Buddy Holly.

     
       
       

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Explosion: The shuttle came apart and left flaming contrails across the sky minutes after re-entry

On this day in 2003, NASA’s space shuttle Columbia exploded while
re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board
were killed.

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Helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

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Memorial at the Columbia Debris Site.

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During the Vietnam War on this day in 1968, South Vietnamese
National Police Chief Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a
Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. The scene was
captured in a news photograph shown above.

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Vietcong officer Nguyen Van Lem minutes prior to his execution.

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MIKE  GRACIA

    
    
    
    

    
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On this day in 1958, Explorer 1 became the United States’ first
satellite in space. The launch of the satellite — twice the size
of a basketball — was an important moment for the country,
as the Space Race with the Soviet Union was just beginning.

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The three men responsible for the success of Explorer 1, at left is Dr. William H. Pickering, former director of JPL, which built and operated
the satellite. Dr. James A. van Allen, center, of the State University of Iowa, designed and built the instrument on Explorer that discovered
the radiation belts which circle the Earth. At right is Dr. Wernher von Braun, leader of the Army’s Redstone Arsenal team which built the
first stage Redstone rocket that launched Explorer 1.

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On this day in 1945, Private Eddie Donald Slovik became the only
U.S. soldier since the American Civil War to be executed for
desertion.

January 31, 1945 Deserter 

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