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MONEY MAKING MAN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

Howard Hughes was a business magnate and famed aviation
pioneer.
He was one of the richest men to emerge from the
American West during the 20th century.

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The largest wooden airplane ever constructed, and flown
only one time by Howard Hughes, the Spruce Goose.

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AIR FORCE FLYING ACE HAS DIED AT 97

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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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tony Bennett dead 2020 : Singer killed by celebrity death hoax ...

Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 94 years old today.

 

Pop singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz,
and popular songs like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rags to
Riches.”

Before Fame

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art. He founded the Frank Sinatra School of Arts.

 

Apr 25 · I Left My Heart in San Francisco Sing-Along with Tony ...

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THE NEWS HEADLINE ON THIS DAY IN 1932

Chronicle Covers: The discovery of the Lindbergh baby's body ...

The body of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found on May 12,
1932, more than two months after he was kidnapped from his family’s
Hopewell,
New Jersey, mansion.

Lindbergh, who became the first worldwide celebrity five years earlier
when he flew The Spirit of St. Louis
across the Atlantic, and his wife
Anne discovered a ransom note in their 20-month-old child’s empty
room on March 1. The kidnapper had used a ladder to climb up to the
open second-floor window and had left muddy footprints in the room
and in barely legible English, the ransom note demanded $50,000.

The crime captured the attention of the entire nation. The Lindbergh
family was inundated by offers of assistance and false clues. Even
Al Capone offered his help from prison, though it of course was
conditioned on his release. For three days, investigators had
found nothing and there was no further word from the kidnappers.

Then, a new letter showed up, this time demanding $70,000.

   

10 Fascinating Facts About Charles Lindbergh - HISTORY

Charles Lindbergh - Flight, Kidnapping & Death - Biography
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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