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ROSS PEROT HAS DIED AT 89

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Henry Ross Perot (June 27, 1930 – July 9, 2019)


DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas
billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era
poverty and ran twice for president of the United States as
a third-party candidate, died in Dallas, Texas after a battle
with leukemia.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this  day in 1947, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Following wide initial interest in the crashed "flying disc", the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when Ufologists began
promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate
conspiracy theories, claiming
that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the
extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-
up
.

In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature
of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from
Project Mogul.

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Roswell Army Air Field Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel, sr. holding
foil debris from Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash site.

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A BOSSA NOVA PIONEER HAS DIED AT 88

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João Gilberto(Prado Pereira de Oliveira) (June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and
songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that
gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of
the South American nation, died Saturday. Journalist and bossa nova
scholar Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a "monumental" loss.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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From left: John  Lennon and Paul McCartney.


The front-page headline of the Liverpool Evening Express on July 6, 1957,
read “MERSEYSIDE SIZZLES,” in reference to the heat wave then gripping
not just northern England, but all of Europe. The same headline could well
have been used over a story that received no coverage at all that day: The
story of the first encounter between two Liverpool teenagers named John
Lennon and Paul McCartney. Like the personal and professional relationship
it would lead to, their historic first meeting was a highly charged combination
of excitement, rivalry and mutual respect.

It’s easy to assume that John and Paul would eventually have met on some
other day had a mutual friend not chosen that hot and humid Saturday to
make the introduction. But as much as they had in common, the two boys
lived in different neighborhoods, went to different schools and were nearly
two years apart in age.

Only John was scheduled to perform publicly on July 6, 1957. The occasion
was the annual Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, a parade and outdoor
fair at which John and his Quarrymen Skiffle Group had been invited to play.

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FIRST U.S. FATALITY IN THE KOREAN WAR

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Kenneth R.  “Kenny” Shadrick (August 4, 1931 – July 5, 1950)

Near Sojong, South Korea on this day in 1950, Private Kenneth Shadrick,
a 19-year-old infantryman from Skin Fork,
West Virginia, becomes the
first American
reported killed in the Korean War. Shadrick, a member of
a bazooka squad, had just fired the weapon at a Soviet-made tank when
he looked up to check his aim and was cut down by enemy machine-gun
fire.

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A U.S. soldier with a 2.36-inch
bazooka prepares to take aim at a
North Korean tank during the
Battle of Pyongtaek. On the right
is Private Shadrick.
 

 


This picture was mailed home to Shcarick’s parents signed, the            
hard labor kid.

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