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SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the
first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and
covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

Who Were The Wright Brothers? - Teachers (U.S. National Park Service)

Experience the Wright Brothers National Museum in Dayton, Ohio
The Wright Flyer at Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.

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FIRST HELECOPTERS ARRIVED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The ferry carrier, USNS Core, arrived in Saigon with the first U,S,
helicopter unit. This contingent included 33 H-21C Shawnee Pysanki
helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen to operate and maintain
them.Their assignment was to airlift South Vietnamese Army troops
into combat.

 

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1941

The Attack on Pearl Harbor - YouTube

Remembering Pearl Harbor: Comparing news headlines from around the world |  Blog | findmypast.com

The Path to Pearl Harbor | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Headlines & photos: Japan bombs Pearl Harbor in Hawaii - US declares war &  joins WWII (1941) - Click Americana

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NAVY FLIGHT 19 LOST ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising
Flight 19 took off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in
Florida
on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to
take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back
over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base.
They never returned.

Two hours after the flight began, the leader of the squadron, who
had been flying in the area for more than six months, reported that
his compass and back-up compass had failed and that his position
was unknown. The other planes experienced similar instrument malfunctions. Radio facilities on land were contacted to find the
location of the lost squadron, but none were successful. After two
more hours of confused messages from the fliers, a distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader was heard at 6:20 p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
95 today.


Tony Bennett has won 19
Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Primetime
Emmy Awards
, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a
Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million
records
worldwide.

In February 2021, it was revealed that Bennett was diagnosed
with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Due to the slow progression
of his illness, he has continued to record, tour, and perform.

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