Archive for March 25th, 2015

JAMES LOVELL IS 87 TODAY

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James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr.

The former NASA astronaut and retired captain in the U.S. Navy is 
most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which
suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon in 1970. The crew
was brought back safely to Earth by the combined efforts of all
those involved.

Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor
and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Aretha Louise Franklin (The Queen of Soul) is 73 today.

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PROMOTION FOR PEACE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Following their March 20 marriage, John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to
use the publicity to promote world peace. They spent their honeymoon in
the presidential suite (Room 702, later renovated and became 902) at the
Amsterdam Hilton Hotel for a week between March 25 and 31, inviting the
world’s press into their hotel room every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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"Happy Together" knocked The Beatles‘ "Penny Lane" out of the
number one slot for three weeks on the
Billboard Hot 100. It was
the group’s only chart-topper.

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Mark Volman (left) and Howard Kaylan continue to tour today as "The
Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie"

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