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Surveyor 7 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the
Moon on this day in 1968. A total 21,091 pictures were transmitted
back to Earth.


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Photo of Surveyor model taken on Earth.

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Photomosaic of a panorama taken by Surveyor 7 of its landing site.

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Tycho Crater Rim.

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SANDY KOZEL

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

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Apollo 8 crew members (from left) James A. Lovell Jr., William A.
Anders and Frank Borman.

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The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed
at Plymouth Rock,
MA. on this day in 1620.

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Map of Native American Tribes and Pilgrim Colonies.

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The first church service at Plymouth.

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On this day in 1988, 270 people were killed when a Pan Am Boeing
747, Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
 

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The destruction caused by debris from the explosion on board Pan
Am Flight 103 over the village of Lockerbie.

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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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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
. The
launch was in response to the Soviet Union’s orbiting of Sputnik l.

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