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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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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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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Kissinger (seated center) signs the Paris Peace Accords on
this day in 1973 in Paris. The war ended on April 30, 1975, when
Saigon surrendered almost without fighting to the communist
forces, ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam.


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Nguyen Duy Trinh (center) heads the delegation from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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At Cape Kennedy, FL, on this day in 1967, astronauts Virgil I.
"Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died
in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo I spacecraft.

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The charred remains of the Apollo 1 cabin interior.

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MYSTERY MAY FINALLY BE SOLVED!

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944)

People magazine recently reported a retired trawlerman from
England is “utterly convinced” he pulled up the wreck of the
famed American bandleader’s aircraft in his fishing net 32 years
ago. And now, U.S.-based historical aircraft researchers from
TIGHAR say his account is “totally credible.”

According to TIGHAR, which stands for The International Group
for Historic Aircraft Recovery, the man was advised to drop his
unusual catch back into the English Channel, where it has
remained ever since. But he recorded the coordinates and the
magazine noted it is this key piece of evidence that may finally
lead to the site of Miller’s final resting place.

Miller, recognized as “the hottest recording artist of his era,”
dominated the swing music scene during his lifetime and was
famous for his self-penned signature tune, 1939’s “Moonlight
Serenade.”


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A C-64 Norseman aircraft (above) is similar to the one Glenn Miller
was traveling to Paris in when it disappeared over the English 
Channel on December 15, 1944.

 

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