IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left
Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan
was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – April 27,1521)

Magellan was killed in the Philippines during the
Battle of Mactan by soldiers of  leader Lapu-Lap.

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The statue of Lapu-Lapu on Mactan Island.

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James Joseph "Jim" Croce
(January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973)

On this day in 1973, pop singer Jim Croce was killed along
with five others in a plane crash on his way to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. He was only 30 years old.

Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs
"
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" reached
No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100
chart.

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Croce’s chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree
during take-off from the
Natchitoches Regional Airport

in
Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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It was on this day in 1958.


Dr. Emil A. Naclerio, member of the surgical team that operated
on the Rev. Martin Luther King, is shown at King’s bedside in
Harlem Hospital in New York on Sept. 21, 1958.

    
    

    
     Izola Ware Curry enters a New York City police station, Sept. 20, 1958, where she was questioned in the stabbing of photo
    Police officers arrest Izola Curry, King’s would-be assassin.

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