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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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BRIAN THOMAS

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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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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew
the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the
sound barrier on this day in 1947.     

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Charles Elwood Yeager turned 96 in February.

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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HOTEL INDUSTRY MAGNATE HAS DIED AT 91


Barron Hilton in his early 20s, pursuing his passion for flying.

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William Barron Hilton (October 23, 1927 – September 19, 2019)


(AP) – Barron Hilton, son and successor to hotel pioneer Conrad Hilton
and the original founding owner of the American Football League Los
Angeles Chargers, passed away Thursday of natural causes at his
home in Los Angeles. Hilton transformed the hotel chain into the
industry’s top brand during his 30 years as its chief executive.

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Paris Hilton with grandfather Barron Hilton.

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