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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The circular patch depicts a Mercury capsule and a map of Florida, indicating the ballistic path of the capsule into the Atlantic Ocean. The words say: "Mercury 3 – Shepard – Freedom 7"

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Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., walking on the deck of the aircraft
carrier USS Champlain on May 5, 1961, after the return of his
Mercury spacecraft Freedom 7 (in background) from the first
manned suborbital al flight.



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President John F. Kennedy (right) congratulates astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., (left) the first American in space, on his historic May
5th, 1961 ride in the Freedom 7 spacecraft and presents him with
the NASA Distinguished Service Award. 


 


Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 1932, the 22-month-old son (right) of aviator Charles Lindbergh (left) was kidnapped. The child was found dead in May.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS from
October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

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Ronald William Howard is 65 years-old today.

Director, producer, and actor who first became
known as Andy Griffith‘s son Opie on The Andy
Griffith Show
and also played teenager Richie
Cunningham on Happy Days. His 2001 film A
Beautiful Mind
received the Academy Award for
Best Picture and earned Howard the Academy
Award for Best Director. He also directed the
films Apollo 13 (1995) and Dr. Seuss’ How the
Grinch Stole Christmas
 (2000).

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Happy Days, the original television sitcom aired first-run
from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on
ABC,

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a
15 minute suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

Napoleon was a French statesman and military leader who rose to
prominence during the
French Revolution and led several successful
campaigns
during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was Emperor
of the French
from 1804 until 1814.

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Death of Napoleon the Great, French engraving from 1828.

Gold-framed portrait painting of a gaunt middle-aged man with receding hair and laurel wreath, lying eyes-closed on white pillow with a white blanket covering to his neck and a gold Jesus cross resting on his chest
Napoleon on his death bed. It is said       
he died of stomach cancer.


Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides.

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Karl Marx  (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883)

Karl Marx was a renowned German political theorist,
philosopher, and economist. He penned both Das
Kapital and The Communist Manifesto. He attended
both the University
of Bonn and the University of
Berlin.

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A bust of Karl Marx at the garden of the Karl
Marx House museum in Trier, Germany.

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Robert Gerard Sands (March 9, 1954 – May 5, 1981)


Bobby Sands (member of the provisional IRA – Irish
Republican Army: died following a hunger strike on
this day in 1981.

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Music Hall was dedicated in New York City on this day in 1891. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.

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A ticket from the opening-night concert.

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MIKE GRACIA

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The 22-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped
on this day in 1932. The child was found dead in May.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted and executed
for the kidnapping and murder of baby Lindbergh.

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Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani
agents near Islamabad on this day in 2003. He was the suspected
mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 (below).

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On this day in 1981, Bobby Sands (above) who was a member
of the
Provisional Irish Republican Army
began a hunger strike
while imprisoned at
HM Prison Maze
after being sentenced for
firearms
 possession. He eventually died May 5, 1981 at age 27.



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The Peace Corps was established on this day in 1961 by President Kennedy (pictured signing the act).

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Ronald William Howard is 64 years old today.

Director, producer, and actor Ron Howard first became known as Andy
Griffith
‘s son Opie on The Andy Griffith Show on CBS from 1960-1968 
and also played teenager Richie Cunningham on
Happy Days on ABC
from 1974-1984.
His 2001 film 
A Beautiful Mind received the Academy
Award for Best Picture and earned Howard the Academy Award for
Best Director. He also directed the 1995 film Apollo 13.

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GOT MILK AD (1997)

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Mike Gracia

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Ronald William
"Ron" Howard is 61 today

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