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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On January 28, 1986, the
NASA Space Shuttle orbiter undertaking mission
STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger  broke apart 73
seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard: five NASA
astronauts, one payload specialist, and a civilian school teacher.

The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of
Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:39 a.m. EST.

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Space Shuttle Challanger crew: Back row from left to right…Ellison
S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik.
In the front row from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee,
and Ron McNair.

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President Reagan delivers a nationwide speech following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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Challenger shuttle memorial in Arlington cemetery, Washington DC.

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ICONIC FOOTBALL COACH HAS DIED AT 84

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Herman Ike Boone (October 28, 1935 – December 18, 2019)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) – Herman Boone, the legendary T.C. Williams High School football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in "Remember the
Titans" has died. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

Boone was one of the coaches of the Alexandria school’s 1971 state
championship-winning football team, the integrated group of players
immortalized by the Disney movie.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff on this
day in 1986. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.

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President Ronald Reagan. 

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Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – January 28, 1596) 

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, slave trader, and
privateer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second
circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577
to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain
while leading the expedition throughout the entire trip. He died
of
dysentery after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto
Rico
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Drake’s route around the world.

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José Julián Martí Pérez  (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895)

Marti was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin
American
literature
. He was a poet, essayist, journalist, philosopher,
translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, and political theorist.


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The Jose Marti memorial in Revolution Square at Havana, Cuba.

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Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers
on this day in 1959.


Lombardi
led the Packers to three straight and five total NFL Championships
in seven years, in addition to winning the first two
Super Bowls at the end of
the
1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in
1970, The NFL
Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)

Vince Lombardi Trophy to appear at Newark Museum in January 2014
The original Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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FORMER COACH DIES AT 91

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John William "Jack" McCloskey
(September 19, 1925 – June 1, 2017)

Jack McCloskey was a basketball player, coach 
and executive. He served as the head coach of
the
Portland Trailblazers (1972-1974) and was
also general manager of the
Detroit Pistons
and Minnesota
Timberwolves
.



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