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TV BEAUTY, VICTIM OF COVID-19 AT AGE 82

See the source imageDawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30. 2020)


(Fox News) – Dawn Wells, who famously played Mary Ann Summers,
on “Gilligan’s Island” has died. Her publicist said the actress died
in Los Angeles of COVID-19 related causes Wednesday morning.

 

Wells starred as the unapologetic “good girl” who was stranded
on an island with six other castaways. Gilligan’s Island ran from
1964 to 1967 on CBS – for three seasons – and yet it has never
gone off the air. It continues to be screened across the world in
over 30 languages.

 

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THE U.S. GOT IT’S 28th ON THIS DAY IN 1845

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Six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepted
the United States annexation of the territory, Texas was admitted
into the U.S. as the 28th state.


The Annexation of Texas to the Union, by Donald M. Yena, 1986.

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CRASH LANDING MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Portland International
Airport in Oregon. The jet ran out of fuel while troubleshooting
a landing gear problem and crashed in a suburban neighborhood
east of the city at 157th and Burnside. Ten passengers were killed
and 175 survived.

 

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1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot - oregonlive.com

 

United Airlines 173 – The Need for CRM | GO FLIGHT MEDICINE

United Airlines Flight 173 crash site in Portland, OR (Google Maps)
The crash site as it looks today.

 

 

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‘’KNUCKSIE’’ HAS DIED AT AGE 81

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Philip Henry Niekro (April 1, 1939 – December 26, 2020)

 

The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced, Legendary knuckleball pitcher
Phil Niekro died Sunday.

Niekro was a five-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner. He played
24 years in the major leagues from 1964 to 1987, spent 21 years with the
Atlanta Braves and also played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland
Indians
and Toronto Blue Jays. (Fox News)

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