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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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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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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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Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author,
orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States and
was the dominant leader in the
African American community
between 1890 and 1915.

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)  
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

An African-American poet and author, Maya Angelou is
known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged
Bird Sings, as well as for her poem "On the Pulse of
Morning." Her 1971 poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool
Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie, was nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize. She was mute for five years as the result of trauma
and, during this period,
developed her lifelong love of
literature.

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