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‘’ROSIE THE RIVETER’’ HAS DIED AT 95

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Rosalind P. Walter (Palmer) (June 25, 1924 – March 4, 2020)

(FoxNews) – Rosalind P. Walter, also known as "Rosie the Riveter,"
died Wednesday at the age of 95 in New York City.

During World War II, Walter, affectionately called "Roz" by friends, 
worked the night shift driving rivets into the metal bodies of Corsair
fighter planes at a plant in Connecticut, a job previously reserved for
men.

According to The New York Times, a newspaper column about her
inspired a morale-boosting 1942 song that turned her into the
legendary Rosie the Riveter.
  

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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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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FAMOUS ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960)


Leading man Clark Gable was nominated for the Academy Award for Best
actor for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in
Gone with the Wind (1939). He
gained additional
acclaim for his roles in The Misfits (1961), Mutiny on
the Bounty
(1935), and Manhattan Melodrama (1934). His last film was
The Misfits, which was also
Marilyn Monroe‘s last film. Gable worked
at an Ohio tire company after dropping out of school at age 16.

Clark Gable entered the U.S. Army Air Forces where was awarded military
honors for service, they are: the
Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal,
American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
Medal
, and World War II Victory Medal. He was a qualified aerial gunner
having received his
wings upon completion of flexible gunnery school
at Tyndall field. Gable held the rank of Major when discharged in 1944.

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UNITED FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Airlines Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F.
Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City to Portland
International Airport
 in Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop
in
Denver
, Colorado. On December 28, 1978, the aircraft flying
this route ran out of fuel while troubleshooting a landing gear
problem and crashed in a suburban
Portland neighborhood
near NE 157th Avenue and East
Burnside Street killing 10
people. 

  



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Flight 173 was piloted by an experienced cockpit crew,
consisting of Captain Malburn McBroom (above), First
Officer Roderick "Rod" Beebe, and Flight Engineer
Forrest Mendenhall.  McBroom had been with United
Airlines for 27 years; he was one of the airline’s most
senior pilots with more than 27,600 hours of flight time,
of which about 5,500 hours had been as a DC-8 captain.

Note{McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at age 77.

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The crash site of United flight 173 as it looks today.

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel
Peace Prize on this day in 1964. He was the youngest person
to receive the award.

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Nobel Peace Prize Dr. King was awarded the  Nobel Peace Prize  in December 1964. At 35 years old, he was the youngest reci...

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