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PROBE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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An Atlas rocket leaves the launch pad at Cape Canaveral with Mariner
2 on board

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Mariner 2 was the first robotic space probe to conduct a successful planetary
encounter when it passed within 22,000 miles of Venus on December 14, 1962.


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Dr. William H. Pickering, (center) Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director, is
presenting a Mariner 2 spacecraft model to President John F. Kennedy 
in 1963.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis

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FROM PORTLAND’S PAST ~ 1949

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

A 23 year old Debbie Reynolds recorded “Tammy” for the film "Tammy and
the Bachelor.” The song earned her a gold record and was the best-selling
single by a female vocalist in 1957. The song spent 23 weeks on the "Top
40" charts. It was number one for five weeks on the Billboard pop charts
and was nominated for a "Best Song" Academy Award in 1957, but lost to
"All The Way" from the film, "The Joker Is Wild."

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