FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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From London’s Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport outside Paris, the
first Concordes with commercial passengers simultaneously took
flight on January 21, 1976. The London flight was headed to Bahrain
in the Persian Gulf, and the Paris to Rio de Janeiro via Senegal in
West Africa. At their cruising speeds, the innovative Concordes flew
well over the sound barrier at 1,350 miles an hour, cutting air travel
time by more than half.

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GRAMMY WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 74

Meat Loaf dies: Bonnie Tyler, Cher and Brian May lead tributes to singer  and actor after death aged 74 | Ents & Arts News | Sky News

Meat Loaf - IMDb
Meat Loaf (legally known as Michael)
(born Marvin Lee Aday)
(September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022)

According to his agent, the Rock’n’roll superstar
died at home with his family by his side.

No cause of death was shared but unconfirmed
reports suggested he had died of  Covid-related
complications.              

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FREE–FARES FRIDAY, FEBRUARY FOURTH!

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PORTLAND, Ore. — TriMet is honoring civil rights activist Rosa
Parks on Friday, February 4 on what would have been her 109th
birthday.

Officials said no fares will be collected for bus, MAX, WES or LIFT.

Portland Streetcar and C-TRAN will also provide free rides as an
annual tribute to Rosa Parks.


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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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AWARD – WINNING COMEDIAN HAS DIED

Louie Anderson Dead: Iconic Stand-Up Comic and 'Baskets' Star Was 68 – The Hollywood Reporter

Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68 : NPR
(1951 – 2022)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career
as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning
performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,”
died Friday in a hospital in Las Vegas of
complications from a form
of blood cancer. He was 68.

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A CALL FOR OLYMPICS TO BE MOVED IN 1980

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On January 20, 1980, in a letter to the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC) and a television interview, U.S. President
Jimmy Carter proposed that the 1980 Summer Olympics be
moved from the planned host city, Moscow, if the
Soviet
Union
failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within
a month.

After the IOC denied Carter’s request, the USOC later voted to
boycott the Moscow games, a decision that Carter announced
on March 21, 1980.


   

   

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