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Charles (Chuck) Edward Anderson Berry
(October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry was a singer and songwriter, and one
of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs
such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven"
(1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B.
Goode
" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm
and blues
into the major elements that made rock
and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on
teen life and consumerism, and developing a music
style that included guitar solos and showmanship,
Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock
music. He was among the first musicians to be
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on
its opening in 1986.

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Chuck Berry doing his famous ‘duck walk’.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Rescuers prepare to lower a volunteer into a well parallel to the one 18-month-old Jessica McClure fell into, during rescue efforts in Midland, Texas, Oct. 17, 1987.

Rescuers prepare to lower a volunteer into a well parallel to the one
18-month-old Jessica McClure fell into.
     
    
    
     
   
Rescue worker Steven Forbes holds 18-month-old Jessica McClure after she was rescued from abandoned water well in Midland, Texas, Oct. 16, 1987.

On this day in 1887, rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well
that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She was trapped for 58 hours.

A rescue worker carries 18-month-old Jessica McClure in this Oct.16,1987 photo, shortly after she was rescued from an abandoned water well at Midland,Texas.

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Jessica McClure Morales became 33 years young in March.

Following McClure’s rescue on October 16, 1987, surgeons had to
amputate a toe due to
gangrene from loss of circulation while she
was in the well. She also has a scar on her forehead where her
head rubbed against the well casing. She had 15 surgeries over
the years and has no first-hand memory of the event.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew
the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the
sound barrier on this day in 1947.     

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Charles Elwood Yeager turned 96 in February.

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FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT IS 95 TODAY

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James Earl Carter Jr. served as the 39th president of the United States from
1977 to 1981. A member of the
Democratic Party, he previously served as a
Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th Governor of Georgia
from 1971 to 1975. After his presidency, Carter has remained active in the
private sector; in 2002, he was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his work
in co-founding the
Carter Center.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway on this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person

to receive the award at the age of 35.

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The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S. on
this day in 1958 when 111 passengers flew from New York to
Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707 leased from Pan
American World Airways. In 1959 the Lockheed L-188 Electra
was introduced into the fleet. It was the only turboprop aircraft
type ever operated by the airline.

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