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PICTURES RECEIVED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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This is the first close-up image ever taken of Mars. It shows an area
about 204 miles across by 745 miles.

NASA’S Mariner 4 successfully headed for Mars on Nov. 28. The 574-pound 
spacecraft spent more than seven months traveling to the Red Planet. On
July 14, 1965 Mariner 4 spent just 25 minutes performing observations of
Mars.  In that brief time, it took 21 full pictures that it beamed back to Earth
the next day. The spacecraft’s views would be the first ones beamed back
from another planet.

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Mariner 4

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

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Mike Gracia

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NUMBER-ONE RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The song “Lean On Me” was Bill Withers first and only number one single
on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as
the No. 7 song of 1972. It is ranked number 205 on Rolling Stone‍ ‘​s list
of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

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William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. turned 77 July 4.

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