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On this day in 1947, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a
huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California
. It was the
plane’s first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed
because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it,
never went into production.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) 

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On this day in 2001, President George W. Bush signs the renewal of
the U.S. Patriot Act after a long battle with Congress.

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Pat Sajak (Patrick Leonard Sajdak) is 73 today. 

Sajak is a former weatherman and talk show host, best
known as the host of the syndicated
television game
show Wheel of Fortune.

        
            

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“Wheel of Fortune”
hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White.

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The D.C. sniper attacks (also known as the Beltway sniper attacks) were
a series of coordinated shootings that occurred during three weeks in
October 2002 in
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ten
people were killed and three others were critically wounded in the
Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and along Interstate 95
in Virginia.

The snipers were John Allen Muhammad (aged 41 at the time) and Lee
Boyd Malvo
(aged 17 at the time), who traveled in a blue 1990 Chevrolet
Caprice
sedan. Their crime spree, begun in February 2002, included
murders and robberies in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, which resulted in seven
deaths and seven wounded people; in ten months, the snipers killed
17 people and wounded 10 others.

In September 2003, Muhammad was sentenced to death, and in October,
the juvenile, Malvo, was sentenced to six consecutive
life sentences
without parole
. In November 2009, Muhammad was put to death by
lethal injection.

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Lee Boyd Malvo (left) and John Allen Muhammad became known as
the "D.C. Snipers."

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Law enforcement officers search the car that John Allen Muhammad
and John Lee Malvo were in when police arrested them at a rest stop along I-70 west of Myersville.

 
"The Bushmaster rifle used by the convicted snipers.

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On this day in 1962,
President John F. Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S.
forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the
discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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Aerial view of missile launch site at San Cristobal, Cuba.

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