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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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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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SHIP’S OLD BISCUIT TO GO UP FOR AUCTION

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(Fox News) – In May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed
and sunk by a German U-boat, resulting in the loss of more than 1,100
lives, The attack on the civilian vessel sent shockwaves around the world.

Now, almost 104 years after the deadly torpedo attack, an extremely rare
hardtack ship’s biscuit from one of the ship’s lifeboats is up for auction in
the U.K. Made from flour, salt and water, cracker-like
hardtack biscuits are
designed to be long-lasting, and have historically been a feature of long
sea voyages and military campaigns.

The biscuit will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son on April 27. The
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News that the biscuit comes with a
letter written by a British soldier in the Royal Engineers explaining how
he obtained the unusual item. The soldier got the biscuit from one of the
Lusitania’s lifeboats when the liner’s survivors reached Queenstown
(now called Cobh) in Ireland.

The hardtack ship's biscuit and the letter describing its discovery. (Henry Aldridge and Son)
The biscuit (above) has a pre-sale estimate of $3,920 to $6,533.

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Colored illustration of the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1898, the USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown reasons. More than 260 crew members were
killed.
The episode escalated tensions between the United States
and Spain and contributed to the outbreak of the Spanish-American
War two months later.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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BRIAN THOMAS

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It was on this day in 1959.


(NOTE) Holly’s mother and his widow both learned he had died from
the news. Ever since, police departments have made it a policy not
to release a victim’s name until their family has been notified.

 

Buddy Holly
A 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza (Model 35), similar to the aircraft that crashed.

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Gull Avenue, Crash site is located west of intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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Former KGW radio D.J. Red Robinson (left) and Buddy Holly.

     
       
       

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NEWS HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling freighter and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975. It was
the largest ship to sail on the Great Lakes.

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Edmund Fitzgerald in its watery grave.

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On this day in 1969, the children’s TV series "Sesame Street" made
its debut on PBS.

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Shown above is an early cast and crew photo. (click to enlarge)

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