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ELVIS PRESLEY ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Elvis Presley performed his last live show for the next eight years in Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii. The show raised $62,000 for the U.S.S. Arizona memorial
fund. He bought a $100 ticket for himself then bought dozens more to give
to staff and patients at a military hospital.

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Elvis Presley helped raise money to build the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western
Christianity
and occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as
February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by many
Western Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Roman
Catholics and
Presbyterians

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made
from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and
placing them on the heads of participants.

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On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill, proposed by Representative Katie Hall of Indiana, to create a federal holiday honoring
Martin Luther King JR. The bill had passed the House of Representatives
by a count of 338 to 90, a veto-proof margin. The holiday was observed for
the first time on January 20, 1986.

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                               Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT HAS DIED AT 95

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John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOXNEWS) — John Glenn, arguably Ohio’s most accomplished
and decorated civilian, has died. 

The former astronaut, Ohio Senator, and veteran, passed away at the Ohio State
James Cancer Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

Glenn was admitted there more than a week before he died.

The Cambridge native served in more than100 combat missions over the Pacific
as a Navy fighter pilot during his service in World War II and the Korean War.

Glenn was then recruited to the newly formed NASA in 1958, where he became
the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. He remained a part
of the space program until he retired as a Colonel in 1965.

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