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NAVY FLIGHT 19 LOST ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising
Flight 19 took off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in
Florida
on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to
take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back
over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base.
They never returned.

Two hours after the flight began, the leader of the squadron, who
had been flying in the area for more than six months, reported that
his compass and back-up compass had failed and that his position
was unknown. The other planes experienced similar instrument malfunctions. Radio facilities on land were contacted to find the
location of the lost squadron, but none were successful. After two
more hours of confused messages from the fliers, a distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader was heard at 6:20 p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.

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FORMER GOP SENATOR HAS DIED AT 98

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Robert Joseph Dole (July 22, 1923 – December 5, 2021)

Longtime GOP Senator and Presidential candidate Bob Dole died 
early Sunday morning in his sleep.    

The Dole family issued a statement later saying America was
grieving the loss of "one of its heroes.”

Condolences from both Republicans and Democrats alike commemorating his nearly four decades of service.have
been received.

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‘STAR WARS’ FIGURE SELLS FOR OVER $12K

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(FoxNews) – A rare "Star Wars" toy from 1980 sold at auction this
week for more than $12,000.

The toy, a figure of Princess Leia Organa, was in its original
packaging, which featured a rare picture card – also known as
a transitional card,.  

Expert Nick Dykes, of Vectis Auctions in Stockton-on-Tees,
U.K.told the news agency that the Princess Leia figure in its
rare packaging, could be one of just a few in existence.


The  figure was part of a collection made by British toy company
Palitoy and released in 1980 to coincide with the release of "
The
Empire Strikes Back
" film in the "Star Wars" franchise. 

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LAST PACER ROLLED OFF ASSEMBLY LINE IN 1979

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On December 3, 1979, the last Pacer rolls off the assembly line at
the American Motors Corporation (AMC) factory in Kenosha,
Wisconsin. When the car first came on the market in 1975, it was
a sensation, hailed as the car of the future. “When you buy any
other car,” ads said, “all you end up with is today’s car. When you
get a Pacer, you get a piece of tomorrow.” By 1979, however, sales
had faded considerably. Today, polls and experts agree: the Pacer
was one of the worst cars of all time.        
        

        
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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JOHN BELMONT

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Ozzy Osbourne Is Planning To Get Covid 19 Vaccine: If I Don't Get The Shot,  There's A Good Chance I Ain't Going To Be Here - Blabbermouth.net

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer,
songwriter, and television personality. He rose to
prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist
of the
heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during
which period he adopted the nickname "Prince of
Darkness". He’s 73  years old today.

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