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It erupted on this day in 1883.

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The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin
L. Drake (right) near Titusville,
PA. on this day in 1859. 

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On this day in 1979

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Brian Samuel Epstein (September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967)
 
 

Epstein died of an overdose of Carbitral, a form of barbiturate or sleeping pill,
while in his locked bedroom. It was later revealed alcohol was also found in
his system. His was discovered unresponsive by police who had been called
by his housekeeper.     
     
     
    

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Manager Brian Epstein (center) with the Beatles.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Mount Vesuvius eruption killed approximately 20,000 people
and much of the area was buried in volcanic ash. 

 

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It happened on this day in 1814.

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On this day in 2006.

The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto’s status was changed due to the IAU’s
new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three
rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly
round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the
orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.
 

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Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Vega after her record-setting solo nonstop flight across North America, 25 August 1932. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours in her Lockheed Vega (above).

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. (NASM)

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, on display at
the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1989, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds,
was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling
on baseball.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at the start of a
news conference at Riverfront Stadium after being given his 
lifetime
suspension from baseball.

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Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, Sr. turned 75 in April.

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