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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1967

Apollo 1 explosion kills all three crew members in 1967 - New York Daily  News

A launch pad fire during Apollo program tests at Cape Canaveral,
Florida, killed astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White
II, and Roger B. Chaffee. An investigation indicated that a faulty
electrical wire inside the Apollo 1 command module was the
probable cause of the fire. The astronauts, the first Americans
to die in a spacecraft, had been participating in a simulation of
the Apollo 1 launch scheduled for the following month.

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Fire in the spacecraft!': The Apollo 1 tragedy that killed three astronauts  in 1967 - pennlive.com

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Residents of a Kentucky town devastated
by a tornado could be without heat, water and electricity in chilly temperatures for a "long time," the mayor warned Monday, as
officials struggled to restore services after a swarm of twisters
leveled neighborhoods and killed dozens of people in five states.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Billy Graham (William Franklin Graham Jr.)
(November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018)


Rev. Graham was an American
evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who
became well known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders"
of  the 20th century.

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THE GREAT FIRE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1871

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On October 8, 1871, flames sparked in the Chicago barn of Patrick
and Catherine O’Leary, igniting a
two-day blaze that kills between
200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000
homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars;
roughly $4 billion in 2021 dollars) in damages.

Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O’Leary barn
and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a
comet may have been responsible for the event that left four square
miles of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins.

Dry weather and an abundance of wooden buildings, streets and
sidewalks made Chicago vulnerable to fire. The city averaged two
fires per day in 1870; there were 20 fires throughout Chicago the
week before the Great Fire of 1871.

 

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