Archive for April, 2021

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into
low Earth orbit in
1990 and remains in operation. It was not the
first space telescope,
but it is one of the largest and most versatile, renowned both as a
vital research tool and as a public relations boon for
astronomy.

The Hubble telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble
(below) and is one of NASA’s
Great Observatories.

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Edwin Powell Hubble
(November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953)

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KINGSMEN FOUNDING MEMBER HAS DIED

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Mike Mitchell, the musician best-known for his guitar solo on The Kingsmen’s Louie Louie and the last remaining original member
of the Portland, Oregon band died on his birthday, Friday April
16th. He was 77.
 No specific cause of death has been reported.

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame said in a Facebook post, “His
playing just got better as he aged.”

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FORMER GROUP MEMBER HAS DIED AT 79

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Joseph Long (September 5, 1932 – April 20th 2021)


(Fox News) – Joe Long, a former member of The Four
Seasons
, has died.

The news was confirmed on band member Frankie
Valli’s official Facebook page on Wednesday.

Long was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
along with the band in 2018.

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A FUNERAL TRAIN LEFT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated
President
Abraham Lincoln left Washington, D.C. on its way
to Springfield,
Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4.

The train carrying Lincoln’s body traveled through 180 cities
and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.

Scheduled stops for the special funeral train were published
in newspapers. At each stop, Lincoln’s coffin was taken off
the train, placed on an elaborately decorated horse-drawn
hearse and led by solemn processions to a public building
for viewing.

Thirty million mourners watch the funeral train carrying the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C., back to Illinois.

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