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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured U.S.
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (left) for the Soviet spy Rudolph
Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the United States.
       

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The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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 On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. During his presidential campaign, he
had
 
announced his intention to pardon those who had failed to
register
for the draft or left the country to avoid service.    

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Vietnam Draft Dodgers in 1977.

      
      

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On this day in 1976, the French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways.

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The official handover ceremony to British Airways of its first
Concorde occurred on 15 January 1976 at Heathrow Airport.

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AN AIR DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Capt. McBroom was the Pilot of United
Airlines Flight 173. He said he tried to
aim the plane at a dark spot.

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A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 similar to the one involved in the
crash.

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The crash site as it looks today.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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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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