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SANDY KOZEL

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The Hindenburg flies over Manhattan on May 6, 1937.

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Hindenburg Crash Site Memorial today in Lakehurst, NJ .

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)
Born in Tacoma, Washington. 

Singer and actor.Bing Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings,
and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. In 1948, American polls
declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of
Jackie Robinson 
and
Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his records
filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded
radio music. Bing Crosby won an
Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Father Chuck O’Malley in the 1944 motion picture Going My Way.
          

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Bing Crosby (right) gives Bob Hope (left) a golf lesson.

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“STAR WARS’’ CHARACTER HAS DIED AT 74

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Peter William Mayhew
(May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019)

(Washington (SBG) -  Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing the
character Chewbacca in the
"Star Wars" movie series (above), died on
Tuesday
in his North Texas home. The cause of the English actors death
is unclear at this time.
 

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Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca (left) with Harrison Ford as
Han Solo. A promo shot from Star Wars IV: A New Hope
1977.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet
Union on this day in 1960. Powers (below) was taken prisoner.

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The charred wreckage of U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy
plane is shown on display at the Central Armed Forces Museum
in Moscow, April 30, 2010. (AP)

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ED DONAHUE

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The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev
on this day in 1986.. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands
more were exposed to radioactive material.

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