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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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In Texas City, TX, on this day in 1947, the French ship
Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer,
caught fire and blew up. The explosions and resulting
fires killed 576 people.

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Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City
Terminal Building after disaster.

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin ( April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose
to fame in the era of
silent film.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Artists painting showing the explosion on board Apollo 13.

The repair dubbed the "mail box" that saved the Apollo 13 astronauts. After an oxygen tank exploded, the three men
had to retreat to the Lunar Module and use duct tape, along
with plastic plastic bags and lithium hydroxide canisters to
build a makeshift CO2 scrubber.
       

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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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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1960, U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential
nomination.


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On this day in 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindberghs baby (below). Hauptmann was found guilt and executed.

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

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The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed
at Plymouth Rock,
MA. on this day in 1620.

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Map of Native American Tribes and Pilgrim Colonies.

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The first church service at Plymouth.

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On this day in 1988, 270 people were killed when a Pan Am Boeing
747, Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
 

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The destruction caused by debris from the explosion on board Pan
Am Flight 103 over the village of Lockerbie.

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