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LAST APOLLO MISSION ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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Apollo 17 was the final mission of NASA‘s Apollo program. Launched at
12:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 7, 1972, with a crew made
up of Commander Eugene Cernan,
Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans,
and
Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, it was the last use of Apollo
hardware for its original purpose; after Apollo 17, extra
Apollo spacecraft
were used in the
Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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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.

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It was rock ‘n’ roll’s darkest day, Saturday December 6, 1969,
when the Rolling Stones decided to play a ‘free’ concert at the 
abandoned Altamont Speedway some 60 miles east of San
Francisco. Four people ended up dead.

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America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed when the satellite blew up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL. on this
day in 1957.

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David Warren Brubeck

(December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

Dave Brubeck was an jazz pianist and composer, considered to be 
one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of 
jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke”. 

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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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On this day in 2004, Osama bin Laden (above) addressed the people of the
United States on Al-Jazeera television, excepting responsibility for the
September 11 attacks. Al-Jazeera did not say how it had obtained the tape.

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Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis on this
day in 1956.

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Leon Czolgosz (above) the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
electrocuted on this day in 1901.

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A rendering of President William McKinley (white shirt) being shot by 
anarchist Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1901.

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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. In 1962 he became the first American to
orbit the Earth.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1938.

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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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September 29, 1978: 'Smiling Pope' John Paul I dies

Pope John l was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little over a month in office on this day in 1978. The 65-year-old pontiff, born
Albino Lusicni, had apparently died of a heart attack.

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Game one on this day in 1954.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 today.

Singer-songwriter, and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, often known by his nickname,
The Killer, has been described as "rock & roll’s first great wild man. He was
expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for the called “devil’s music”.

Jerry Lee Lewis has been the last living member of the Sun Records Million
Dollar Quartet.

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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Treaty of Paris original document.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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