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SENATOR WAS BURIED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Three days after falling prey to an assassin in California, Senator
Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
in
Virginia, just 30 yards from the grave of his assassinated older brother, President John F. Kennedy.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1864

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On June 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another
term as president during the National Union (Republican) Party’s convention in Baltimore.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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1968

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FUTURE PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)


One of America’s best-loved presidents,
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
was born into a politically and socially prominent family in Brookline,
Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.

He was the first American president to be born and then serve in the
20th century and the youngest person to assume the presidency by election.

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SPY PLANE SHOT DOWN BY RUSSIA IN 1990

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The wreckage of Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane
(top/bottom) on May 1, 1960.

An American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was
shot down while conducting espionage over the
Soviet Union.

The incident derailed an important summit meeting between
President
Dwight D. Eisenhower
and Soviet leader Nikita
Khrushchev
that was scheduled for later that month.   
     

    
    
    
 

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After being shot down, Powers (right) appeared in the dock
of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. and was tried by the
Soviet Military Board on August 19, 1960.

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Francis Gary Powers holds a model of a U-2 spy plane as he testifies before the U.S.  Senate Armed Services Committee
after his release from Soviet prison in march 1962.

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Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)


Powers was piloting a helicopter for Los Angeles TV station
KNBC Channel 4 over the San Fernando Valley on August 1,
1977, when the aircraft crashed, killing him and his cameraman
George Spears.

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