Archive for December 5th, 2014

FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

AFL-CIO exterior shown May 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO)
The national AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, DC

The AFL–CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations) is the nation’s most prominent labor organization. As of
October 2013, the AFL–CIO had 57 member unions. The AFL–CIO is
governed by its members.

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Prohibition     

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Carlota Bradley

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is 82 years old today

"Tutti Frutti" (means "All Fruits" in Italian) is a song written by Little
Richard
along with Dorothy LaBostrie. It was recorded in 1955 and
became his first
major hit record.

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LOST ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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The so-called "Lost Squadron" involved the disappearance of 14 men of Flight
19 that began a training mission from Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. It led to
one of the largest air and sea searches to that date. Hundreds of ships and 
aircraft combed thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf
of Mexico, and remote locations within the interior of Florida. No trace of the
bodies or aircraft was ever found. Flight 19 remains one of the great aviation
mysteries.

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The legendary Lost Squadron in front of #28, the lead plane of "Flight 19"

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