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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon
that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The
three astronauts onboard consisted of James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. All three managed to return
safely to Earth on April 17, six days after launch.



The crew of the Apollo 13 mission step aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima,
prime recovery ship for the mission, following splashdown and
recovery operations in the South Pacific. From left: astronauts Fred.
W. Haise, Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander;
and John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot.

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SANDY KOZEL

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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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John Glenn boards the Friendship 7 capsule to become the first American to orbit Earth.

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STAMP WILL HONOR FORMER PRESIDENT

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The United States Postal Service announced that it is issuing a new commemorative stamp honoring the late President George H. W. Bush.

The stamp, which is now available for pre-order, will be available for
delivery following a first-day-of-issue ceremony, which will be held on
Bush’s birthday, June 12, at the
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
and Museum (shown below). Bush died November 30, 2018 at the age
of 94.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)  
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

An African-American poet and author, Maya Angelou is
known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged
Bird Sings, as well as for her poem "On the Pulse of
Morning." Her 1971 poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool
Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie, was nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize. She was mute for five years as the result of trauma
and, during this period,
developed her lifelong love of
literature.

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MIKE GRACIA

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