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CAMILLE
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On this day in 1927, 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh (above) became
the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
Ocean, taking off from New York’s Roosevelt Field and arriving in
Paris, France 33.5 hours later.

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Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis on the way to Paris.

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris having just flown solo over the Atlantic © Getty

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Crowds race to meet Charles Lindbergh after he lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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Plaque at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.    
  
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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland; she
landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, becoming the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    
      

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Amelia Mary Earhart  (July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937)

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COMEDIAN TIM CONWAY HAS DIED AT 85

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Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett
who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died. He passed
away Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after a long illness.

"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978. The ensemble cast included Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Conway joined
the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest.

   
    

    
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Tim Conway as Dorf

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ED DONAHUE

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The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev
on this day in 1986.. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands
more were exposed to radioactive material.

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SANDY KOZEL

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RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that set sail from
Southampton on this day in 1912. It
sank in the North Atlantic
Ocean
after colliding with an iceberg four days into her maiden
voyage
to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and 
crew
aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of modern
history’s deadliest commercial marine disasters during
peacetime.

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Rare photo of the actual iceberg that sank Titanic!

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Photo of Survivors in Lifeboats After Titanic sank.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is 56 years old today.

Director, producer, and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino first
received acclaim for his 1990s crime films
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. He later went on to direct the
action films
Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Inglourious
Basterds
and Django Unchained. He dropped out of Narbonne
High School his freshman year to go to acting school.

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