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Today in History, October 14, 1947: Test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier
Charles “Chuck” Yeager with the Bell X-1.

 

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Charles Elwood Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020)

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia native,
United States Air Force officer and record-setting test pilot,
Charles “Chuck” Yeager has died.

Yeager’s wife, Victoria, announced via Twitter that Yeager
passed away just before 9:00 p.m. Monday night.

The Lincoln County native, considered one of the greatest
pilots of all-time, was the first man to break the sound barrier
when he exceeded Mach 1 as he flew the experimental Bell
X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California
in 1947.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (below).

Yeager also appeared in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” and
Charleston’s Yeager Airport is named in his honor.

 

Banks honored as Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner | by MLB.com/blogs | Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords

 

 

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose' First Flight - Stock Footage - YouTube

Aviator Howard Hughes Spruce Goose Cockpit Photo Print for Sale | Vintage aircraft, Howard hughes, Aviation
Howard Hughes in the Spruce Goose pilots seat.

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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THIS DAY IN 2001

September 11: Newspaper headlines from the day after 9/11 attacks - Business Insider

9/11: Iconic photos from the day of terror

History] The other angle of the famous fire fighter flag photo from the 9/11 WTC attack [1170 × 790] by Ricky Flores : NoSillySuffix

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

Newspaper Article of the Bombing of Japan in the 1940's | History ...
1945

 

The Watergate Scandal · English grammar exercise (advanced level ...
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Pin on aMEriCaN hIsTOry
1969

 

Today in psychedelic history (08/09) - The Psychedelic Experience ...
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HIROSHIMA BOMBED ON THIS DAY 1945

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The United States became the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it dropped an atomic bomb on
the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people
were killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000
were injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end
of the year from the effects of the fallout.

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