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Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans on this day in 1889. He was
the first and only president of the Confederate States of America
and the highest ranking confederate leader of the South.

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On this day in 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into
orbit failed when the Vanguard TV-3 launch vehicle lost thrust after
lift-off and exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral,
FL
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launch was in response to the Soviet Union’s orbiting of Sputnik l.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street
stock market on this day in 1929.

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A crowd of people gather outside the New York Stock Exchange following the Crash of 1929.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with
John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old at the time. In 1962
he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

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The crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery (front row) Payload
Specialist
Chiaki Mukai and Mission Commander Curt Brown;
Payload Specialist
John Glenn; (C) and Mission Specialist
Pedro Duque depart the
Operations & Checkout building and
head to the Space Shuttle Discovery to begin their mission
into space from the Kennedy Space Center, FL
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John Glenn (left) and Stephen Oswald sitting in the flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida 
on this day in 1988.
It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for the hit "Great Balls of Fire"
and his marriage to his thirteen year old first cousin once removed, Myra Gale Brown. He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million Dollar
Quartet (below) and hence was nicknamed The Killer.

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On September 29, 1954, Willie Mays, centerfielder for the New York Giants, makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit
by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to rob Wertz of extra
bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1862, the Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

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Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General.

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It was on this day in 1967. He would be the first black court justice.

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Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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The space shuttle Challenger was launched on this day in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to
travel in space when the shuttle embarked on its third mission.

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. will be 76 on November 22.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Godwin)
(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

British author Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel
Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as
Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

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Baseballs Ty Cobb made his major league batting
debut with the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1905.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
Nicknamed: The Georgia Peach

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