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SINGLES U.S. RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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"My Love" is a love song written by Paul McCartney to his first wife Linda
and was a number 1 single, spending four weeks atop
 the Billboard Hot
100
chart.  The ballad was the most successful track from the Paul
McCartney and
Wings album Red Rose Speedway (1973).     


   

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JETS MAIDEN FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The first Boeing 737 (100 series) makes its maiden flight.

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The first Boeing 737 under construction at Boeing Field in 1966.

The original Boeing 737 prototype is given a champagne christening during the January 17, 1967 roll out event by flight attendants representing the aircraft's customers. (Credits: Boeing)
The original Boeing 737 prototype is given a champagne christening during the January 17, 1967 roll out event by flight attendants representing the aircraft’s customers.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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At Appomattox Court House, Virginia on this day in 1865, General Robert E.
Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant
in the parlor of Wilmer McClean’s home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep
their side arms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The
four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.

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On this day in 2003, Saddam Hussein’s statue is toppled in Baghdad.

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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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On this day in 1939, Marian Anderson sang a landmark 1939
concert at the Lincoln Memorial, and blazed a trail for other
black classical singers.

More than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial on that
Easter Sunday to hear Anderson. She had been scheduled to
sing at Washington’s Constitution Hall, but the Daughters of
the American Revolution, a political organization that helped
manage the concert hall, denied her the right to perform
because of her race. Instead, and at the urging of Eleanor
Roosevelt who had resigned the DAR in protest of their
decision, Marian performed a free open air-concert at the
Lincoln Memorial.

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Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)

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Britain’s Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall acknowledges the crowd at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England following their wedding on this day in 2005.


The Official Wedding photograph of Prince Charles and Camilla
with
Prince Harry
, Prince William, Laura and Tom Parker Bowles.


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