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BOXER MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his
decision to forgo military service.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, on
January 14, 1942, the future three-time world champ changed
his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after converting to
Islam.

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PHASE OUT ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY – 2009

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Image: 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans move down the line at General Motors Orion Assembly
One of the final 2010 Pontiac G6 sedans moves down the
line at General Motors Orion assembly plant in Michigan.


On April 27, 2009, the struggling American auto giant General
Motors (GM) says it plans to discontinue production of its more
than 80-year-old Pontiac brand.

Pontiac’s origins date back to the Oakland Motor Car, which
was founded in 1907 in Pontiac,
Michigan, by Edward Murphy,
a horse-drawn carriage manufacturer.

 

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Welcome to the Oakland-Pontiac Worldwide Website

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AWARD WINNING GUITARIST IS 83 TODAY

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Guitarist Duane Eddy had a string of hit records produced by
Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically “twangy”
sound, including “
Rebel-‘Rouser“, “Peter Gunn“, and “Because
They’re Young
“.[ He had sold 12 million records by 1963.

Duane Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
1994, and the
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
in 2008.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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On April 26, 1954, the Salk polio vaccine field trials, involving 1.8
million children, began at the Franklin Sherman Elementary School
in McLean, Virginia. Children in the United States, Canada and
Finland participated in the trials, which used for the first time the
now-standard double-blind method, whereby neither the patient
nor attending doctor knew if the inoculation was the vaccine or a placebo.

One year later, on April 12, 1955, researchers announced the vaccine
was safe and effective and it quickly became a standard part of
childhood immunizations in America.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into
low Earth orbit in
1990 and remains in operation. It was not the
first space telescope,
but it is one of the largest and most versatile, renowned both as a
vital research tool and as a public relations boon for
astronomy.

The Hubble telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble
(below) and is one of NASA’s
Great Observatories.

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Edwin Powell Hubble
(November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953)

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