Archive for May 20th, 2012

CO-FOUNDER OF THE BEE GEES, DEAD AT 62

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       Robin Hugh Gibb
(22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012)
 

           Gibb lost his battle with advanced colorectal cancer.

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The Bee Gees, Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb, Maurice died in
2003.

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THE NUMBER-FOUR SONG OF 1956

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“The Wayward Wind is one of only two songs that were major hits
for Grant, the other being "
Suddenly There’s a Valley".

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Gogi Grant with an unidentified fan. The singer is 87 (Sep. 20, 1924)

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FAMOUS FLIGHT BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Captain Charles Lindberghstands beside his ryan monoplane the Spirit of St. Louis, after taking a test flight May 14, 1927 in preparation for his solo attampt form New York to Paris.
From the New York Times Photo Archives
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis before take off

The Spirit of St. Louis, flown solo by Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt
Airfield
, Garden City, New York on Friday, May 20, 1927 and landed 33 hours, 
and 30 minutes
later at Aéroport Le Bourget in Paris, France on May 21, a
distance of approximately 3,600
miles, thus completing the first non-stop
flight
from New York to Paris. 


A short clip of the actual take off of the Spirit of St. Louis

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Spirit of St. Louis arriving at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

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                the spirit in paris

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Today the Spirit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum

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JAMES STEWART WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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1946

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1957

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