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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this
day in 1986.The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation
on April 15.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur (center) wades ashore during initial
landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)

 

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.

(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

 

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It was on this day in 1984.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular
season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419
career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 70 on
April 16.

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ESCAPE ARTIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz/Harry Weiss)
(March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Houdini was a magician and escape artist whose most difficult stunt entailed
escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five years to build.

In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the name Ehrich, the
Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country runner. Houdini made
several movies, but quit acting when it failed to bring in money. He was also
was an accomplished aviator (below), and aimed to become the first man to
fly a plane in Australia.

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On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress. President John F. Kennedy (seated) signs legislation
creating the organization.

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Ronald William "Ron" Howard is 63 years old today.

Ron Howard studied film at the University of Southern California,
but dropped out before graduating.

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Francis Gary Powers (17 August 1929 – 1 August 1977).

                                

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1949 Broadway opening on this day.

 

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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HERO PILOT “SULLY’’ IS 66 TODAY

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U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III was born in Denison, TX.

Famous U.S. Airways pilot and hero Chesley Sullenberger safely landed a
passenger jet on the Hudson River. He was ranked #2 in TIME Magazine’s
2009 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons.

 

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Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger in the cockpit moments before
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US Airways Flight 1549 afloat in the Hudson River.

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