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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (seated) for the Soviet KGB spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the U.S. 

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Francis Gary Powers and a U2 recon aircraft .

The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap
The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

Charles Lindbergh was a aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and
activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a
U.S. Air Mail pilot
to instantaneous world fame by winning the
Orteig Prize for making a
nonstop flight from
New York to Paris.

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Clear Lake, IA: 43.22037n -93.37556w Buddy holly Richie Vallens Big bopper memorial site
Crash site as it looks today is located west of intersection of 315th
Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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This 1947 Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza is the same type aircraft in which Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed.
 

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Nancy Kerrigan cries in pain after the attack.

Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (above) was clubber on her right leg
by an assailant on this day in 1994. The attacker was hired by the ex-
husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
  Four men were later sentenced to
prison for the attack, including Harding’s ex-husband.

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Nancy Kerrigan turned 50 last October.

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Tonya Maxene Price (née Harding) became 49 in
November.

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GERMAN AIR RAID HITS LONDON IN 1940

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German bomber flying over Britain during the Blitz.


On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating
air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the
exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a
valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much
of the city from destruction. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to
symbolize the capital’s unconquerable spirit during the
Battle of Britain.

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The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, visible through smoke generated by German incendiary bombs.

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