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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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ED DANAHUE


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Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019)

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The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm on
this day in 1991. The operation was designed to drive Iraqi forces
out of Kuwait. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is shown above at ease
with his tank troops in Saudi Arabia in January 12, 1991 before the
U.S. executed the operation. 

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On the evening of January 16,1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to discuss the launch of Operation Desert
Storm.

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Coalition troops from Egypt, Syria, Oman, France and Kuwait
during Operation Desert Storm.

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The launch of Space Shuttle Columbia was planned to begin on
January 11, 2001, but the mission was delayed 18 times and
eventually launched on January 16, 2003 (above).  

During the lift-off of Columbia’s 28th mission, a piece of foam
insulation broke off from the Space Shuttle’s external tank and
struck the left wing of the craft. An accident investigation board determined the damage to the wing allowed hot atmospheric
gases to inter the heat shield, destroying the internal wing
structure and caused the spacecraft to become unstable and
break apart upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere on February
1, killing all seven crew members.   

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The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia in October 2001. From left to
right: Brown
, Husband, Clark, Chawla, Anderson, McCool, Ramon.

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Remains of a helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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On this day in 1960, U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential
nomination.


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On this day in 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindberghs baby (below). Hauptmann was found guilt and executed.

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Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton, America’s chief
executive, was impeached on two charges of perjury and
obstruction of justice by the
U.S. House of Representatives,
becoming only the second president to be ordered to stand
trial in the Senate since Andrew Johnson in 1868.

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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky pose for a photo in
the Oval Office.

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President Bill Clinton speaks about the Monica Lewinsky scandal at 
the White House on January 26, 1998 as First Lady Hillary Clinton
looks on.

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On this day in 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific,
ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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The three astronauts (from left to right – Eugene Cernan, Ronald
Evans and Harrison Schmitt) get the red-carpet welcome back.

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Cape Town, South Africa on this day in 1967, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard (above), performed the first human
heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18
days.

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Louis Waskhansky after undergoing the world’s first successful heart transplant.

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On this day in 1964 the Free Speech Movement on the Berkeley
campus of the University of California culminated with the arrest
of some 800 student demonstrators.


Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, speaks
to assembled students on the campus at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Effigy of Governor Pat Brown hanging outside an off-
campus student resident hall after the December 3rd
arrests.

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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 70 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer “Ozzy” Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer
of
Black Sabbath and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the
Godfather of Heavy Metal.

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