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Space Shuttle Columbia’s last Launch.     
     
 

The Columbia’s 28th space mission, designated STS-107, was originally
scheduled to launch on January 11, 2001, but was delayed numerous
times for a variety of reasons over nearly two years. Columbia finally
launched on January 16, 2003, with a crew of seven.

Eighty seconds into the launch, a piece of foam insulation broke off
from the shuttle’s propellant tank and hit the edge of the shuttle’s
left wing.

When Columbia re-entered the earth’s atmosphere on the morning of
February 1, 2003, the damage allowed hot atmospheric gases to
penetrate the heat shield and destroy the internal wing structure,
which caused the spacecraft to become unstable and break apart.

The first debris began falling to the ground in West Texas near Lubbock
at 8:58 a.m. One minute later, the last communication from the crew of
five men and two women was heard, and at 9 a.m. the space shuttle
disintegrated over northeast Texas, near Dallas.
  
     
     
    


      
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Crewmember helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia 
disaster.

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GERMAN AIR RAID HITS LONDON IN 1940

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German bomber flying over Britain during the Blitz.


On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating
air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the
exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a
valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much
of the city from destruction. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to
symbolize the capital’s unconquerable spirit during the
Battle of Britain.

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The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, visible through smoke generated by German incendiary bombs.

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Steven Allan Spielberg is 73  years old today.


Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is considered one of the founding
pioneers of the
New Hollywood era and one of the most popular
directors and producers in film history. He started in Hollywood
directing television and several minor theatrical releases,
becoming a household name as the director of Jaws (1975).
  

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) 

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Clinton (Clint) Eastwood Jr. is 89 today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic
Western films as
A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the
Dirty Harry franchise beginning in 1971. He later became a
renowned director, receiving the Academy Awards for Best
Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1992) and 
Million Dollar Baby (2004). 

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