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FIRST AMERICAN KILLED DURING WWl

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The RMS Falaba was carrying 13 tons of high explosive cargo
which detonated when she was struck by the U-28‘s torpedo .

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On March 28, 1915, the first American citizen is killed in the eight-month-old
European conflict that would become known as the First World War, Leon
Thrasher (below), a 31-year-old mining engineer from Massachusetts,
drowned when a German submarine, the U-28, torpedoed the cargo-
passenger ship RMS Falaba (above), on its way from Liverpool. 

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Leon Chester Thrasher

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The song "Brown Eyed Girl" by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van
Morrison
was released as a single in June 1967 on the Bang label,
peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It featured The Sweet
Inspirations
singing back-up vocals and is considered to be Van
Morrison’s signature song. It has remained a staple on classic rock
radio, and has been covered by hundreds of bands over the
decades.

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Van Morrison (Sir George Ivan Morrison) will be 72 on August 31.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The most serious nuclear accident in United States history took
place at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
on this day in 1979.

 

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)

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Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of
the most highly regarded American generals of World War II.

 

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Reba Nell McEntire is 62 years young today.

Reba was in the family singing group "the Singing McEntires"
as a child. Red Steagall discovered her during her performance
of the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City
when she was a sophomore in college.

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