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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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It was on this day in 1998.

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John King executed for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

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LAST SLAVE SHIP MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND

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The wreckage believed to be the Clotilda

(Fox News) – Alabama historical officials announced Wednesday,
researchers have located the remains (above) of the last known
ship to have brought slaves to the U.S. from West Africa.

The Alabama Historical Commission confirmed that the Gulf
schooner Clotilda was identified and verified after months of assessment.

The commission said in a statement, "For nearly 160 years, the
waters around Mobile have concealed the final destination of
the Gulf Schooner Clotilda.”

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An artists rendering of the schooner Clotilda.

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This diagram of a slave ship is probably the most widely copied
and powerful image used by the abolitionist campaigners. It
depicts the ship loaded to its full capacity with slaves.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Artists painting showing the explosion on board Apollo 13.

The repair dubbed the "mail box" that saved the Apollo 13 astronauts. After an oxygen tank exploded, the three men
had to retreat to the Lunar Module and use duct tape, along
with plastic plastic bags and lithium hydroxide canisters to
build a makeshift CO2 scrubber.
       

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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

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John Glenn boards the Friendship 7 capsule to become the first American to orbit Earth.

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