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MIKE GRACIA

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The first successful gasoline-powered manned airplane flight took
place near Kitty Hawk,
NC. on this day in 1903. Orville and Wilbur
Wright made the flight.

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While Wright Brothers were building the Flyer they continued to make 
practice flights with their 1902 glider (above). They made about 2000
total glides. 

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Television history was made on this day in 1969 when singer Tiny
Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger were married on "The Tonight Show"
with Johnny Carson on NBC.

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Tiny Tim (Herbert Buckingham Khaury)
(April 12, 1932 – November 30,
1996)


Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack just as he began singing at a ukulele festival at the Montague Grange Hall in
Montague, Massachusetts.

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway on this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person

to receive the award at the age of 35.

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The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S. on
this day in 1958 when 111 passengers flew from New York to
Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707 leased from Pan
American World Airways. In 1959 the Lockheed L-188 Electra
was introduced into the fleet. It was the only turboprop aircraft
type ever operated by the airline.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II on this day in 1940, German war planes bombed
most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe
bombers attacked.

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Coventry Cathedral in ruins following the German attack.

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The ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral today, a visible modern-day
reminder of the Blitz of 1940.

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Herman Melville’s novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.
on this day in 1851.
 

Herman Melville, 1870. Oil painting by Joseph Oriel Eaton.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1948, Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for
the
U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition
that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman
victory surprised many polls and newspapers.

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On this day in 1945, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane’s
first and only flight and never went into production.

The 300,000 pound H-4 Hercules (aka “Spruce Goose”) kicks up a wake as its eight engines attempt to lift off from Long Beach (California) Harbor on its one and only flight, November 2, 1947—more than two years after the war.
Take-off: Howard Hughes’ H-4, the "Spruce Goose."
 

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Hughes watches engineer Chal Bowen, October 31, 1947, two days before the flight as the radio operator looks on. Thirty-six people
were on board for the test flight.


Flight-deck seats, put in for military observers, seven guests from
the press corps and an additional seven industry representatives.
 

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.


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Van Doren (at left) faces Herb Stempel (far right) on “Twenty-One,”
in 1956, under the eye of the show’s host, Jack Barry. Some fifty
million people watched the climax of their rivalry.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 92 in February.



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CARLATA BRADLEY

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In London on this day in 2003, the last commercial supersonic
Concorde flight landed.

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"The Last Touchdown." (With British: ‘Union Jack’ Flag & American: ‘Stars & Stripes’ Flag.)

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On this day in 2002, The D.C. Sniper suspects were caught at
Myersville rest stop. Law enforcement officers search the car
that John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo were in when
police arrested them at the rest stop along I-70.  

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John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo.

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"The Bushmaster rifle used by convicted sniper John Allen
Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo is seen at the Montgomery
County Judicial Center after it was entered into evidence
during the murder trial.

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The United Nations officially came into existence on this day in 1945, when representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the
United Nations Conference on International Organization
to draw
up the
United Nations Charter.

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