Archive for November 24th, 2013

MOON MISSION ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Apollo 12 Command Module Yankee Clipper on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia

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The Yankee Clipper returned to Earth at 3:58pm EST, in the Pacific Ocean, about 
500 nautical miles east of American Samoa.  After recovery by the USS Hornet,
they were flown to Pago Pago International Airport in Tafuna for a reception,
before being flown on a C-141 cargo plane to Honolulu.

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LONGEST- MARRIED COUPLE TO CELEBRATE

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John and Ann Betar

Connecticut (FoxNews) – The longest-married couple in America – who are set to 
celebrate their 81st anniversary on Monday – have one bit of advice on how to stay together so long: just roll with the punches.

“If you think a little bit about what you’re doing, and if it’s wrong… we straighten it
out, and if not we just try to go along with it,” said Ann Betar, 97, who is married to
101-year-old John Betar.

The Betars eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, after leaving Bridgeport, Conn., for Harrison,
N.Y., to avoid Ann’s father’s plans to have her marry a man 20 years her senior, MyFoxPhilly.com reports. Ann was 17 and John was 21 at the time.

Now eight decades later, the couple lives in Fairfield, Conn., and has five children,
14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

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PETE BEST IS 72 TODAY

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Randolph Peter "Pete" Best

Best was the original drummer of The Beatles prior to Ringo Starr. He
was a technical adviser for the 1979 biopic Birth of The Beatles.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY~

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