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On this day in 1964, Pan Am flight 101 was greeted by over 5,000
Beatles fans as it arrived at New York’s JFK airport, bringing The
Beatles to the U.S. for the first time.

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Ramzi Yousef, a Pakistani national who planned and carried out
the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that killed six people
and injured 1,000 others, was arrested on this day in 1995.

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Hussein bin Talal (November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999)

Hussein was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father,
King Talal, on 11 August 1952, until his death from cancer in
1999.

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King Hussein I of Jordan was buried at the Royal Cemetery at Al-
Maquar.

 

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)

Charles Dickens was a prolific and highly influential 19th century British
author, who penned such acclaimed works as ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘A Christmas
Carol,’ ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Great Expectations.’

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singer/songwriter Troyal Garth Brooks is 56 years old today.

According to the RIAA, Garth Brooks is the best-selling solo albums artist
in the
U.S. with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and
is second only to the Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of 
the world’s
best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records. Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame October
21, 2012. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. 



 

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell,
William Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven
months later man first landed on the moon.

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From left: astronauts  William A. Anders, James A. Lovell Jr. and
Frank Borman.

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Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social
club in Pulaski,
TN, called the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on this day in
1865 and still exists today.

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Canadian born Reginald A. Fessenden (above) became the first
person to broadcast a human voice and music program over
radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

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On this day in 1871, In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida"
had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

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Giuseppe Verdi conducting.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was first published on this day in
1823.

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Clement Clarke Moore

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Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese
war leaders were executed in Tokyo on this day in 1948. They
had been found guilty of crimes against humanity.
        

        
        
        
       

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The Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. Founder of The Mormon Church (LDS) 
was born on this day in 1805.

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Joseph Smith’s first vision.

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The crew of the
U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was released by North Korea
on this day in 1968. The Captain of the Pueblo, Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, and 82 of his crew were held for 11 months after the ship
was seized by North Korea because of suspected spying by the U.S.

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Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, skipper of the USS Pueblo (2nd from right)
says goodbye to Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel III, commander in chief
of the United Nations Command in Korea, as Pueblo crew members applaud at Kimpo Air Base, South Korea.         
  
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
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On this day in 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-
the-world flight without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air
Force Base in
California.

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