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The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff on this
day in 1986. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.

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President Ronald Reagan. 

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Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – January 28, 1596) 

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, slave trader, and
privateer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second
circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577
to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain
while leading the expedition throughout the entire trip. He died
of
dysentery after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto
Rico
.

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Drake’s route around the world.

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José Julián Martí Pérez  (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895)

Marti was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin
American
literature
. He was a poet, essayist, journalist, philosopher,
translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, and political theorist.


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The Jose Marti memorial in Revolution Square at Havana, Cuba.

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Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers
on this day in 1959.


Lombardi
led the Packers to three straight and five total NFL Championships
in seven years, in addition to winning the first two
Super Bowls at the end of
the
1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in
1970, The NFL
Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)

Vince Lombardi Trophy to appear at Newark Museum in January 2014
The original Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The single “Heartbreak Hotel” topped Billboard‘s Top 100 chart for
seven weeks, Cashbox‘s pop singles chart for six weeks. It was No.
1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and went
to No. 3 on the R&B chart, becoming Presley’s first million-seller,
and one of the best-selling singles of 1956. The song reached the
top 5 of Country and best-selling singles of 1956. It also reached
the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts
simultaneously and would eventually be certified double platinum
by the
Recording Industry Association of America.

In 1995 "Heartbreak Hotel" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of
Fame
, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the "500
Greatest
Songs of All Time". That year it was also included in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s "500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll".

 

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Elvis Presley holding framed gold record of “Heartbreak Hotel”
while in a recording studio
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SINGER NEIL DIAMOND IS 77 TODAY

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Neil Leslie Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York.


Neil Diamond is one of the most successful recording artists in the history
of the Billboard chart. He has sold over 125 million records and is known
for hits like "Kentucky Woman," "
Sweet Caroline," and "America." He
became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and, in 2011,
he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  On January 22,
Neil Diamond
announced he would be retiring from touring due to his
recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon announced that an accord had
been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

A photo of the Pueblo in the Puget Sound


Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, captain of the USS Pueblo.

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The TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on this day in 1977 on
ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Keeshan played the original Clarabell the Clown 
on the Howdy Doody show on NBC-TV.

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Bob Keeshan created and played the title role in the children’s television
program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984 on CBS, the
longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of
its day.

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Talk show host and comedian, Johnny Carson is best remembered for his
30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). 

He received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy‘s 1980 Governor’s
Award, and a 1985
Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television
Academy Hall of Fame
in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in
1993.

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LINDA BLAIR IS 59 TODAY

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Linda Denise Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Actress Linda Blair played the possessed Regan in The Exorcist (1973)
which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
as well as an Academy Award nomination. In 1977, she reprised her role
in Exorcist II: The Heretic. Her career began as a child model at age six
in 1970.

 

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