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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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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
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On this day in 1977, Voyager 2 was launched by NASA from a
spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Titan IIIE / Centaur
rocket .
The spacecraft was carrying a copper phonograph
record containing greetings in dozens of languages and
samples of music (below).

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Singer Robert Anthony Plant is 71 today.

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Led Zepplin reunited for a show at London’s O2 arena, 2007.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola
Gay
,(above) dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little  Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima,
Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed that morning.

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The so-called A-Bomb Dome was preserved as a reminder of the devastation the bomb caused [GALLO/GETTY]

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SHOW WENT NATIONAL ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Richard (Dick) Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Television, rock and roll and teenagers. In the late 1950s, when television and
rock and roll were new and when the biggest generation in American history
was just about to enter its teens, it took a bit of originality to see the potential power in this now-obvious combination. The man who saw that potential more clearly than any other was a 26-year-old native of upstate
New York named
Dick Clark, who transformed himself and a local Philadelphia television
program into two of the most culturally significant forces of the early rock-
and-roll era. His iconic show, American Bandstand, began broadcasting
nationally on this day in 1957, beaming images of clean-cut, average
teenagers dancing to the not-so-clean-cut Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta
Shakin’ Goin’ On” to 67 ABC affiliates across the nation.

The show that evolved into American Bandstand began on Philadephia’s
WFIL-TV in 1952, a few years before the popular ascension of rock and
roll. Hosted by local radio personality Bob Horn (below).

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Donald Loyd "Bob" Horn
(February 20, 1916 – July 31, 1966)

 

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If you look closely, you might see Len Lear dancing with a girl in a Catholic school dress on “American Bandstand” at 46th and Market Streets in 1957, when Lear did manage to make the most acerbic comments in the history of American Bandstand’s “Record Review” feature. Good training for a future editor.

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ELVIS MEMORABILIA TO BE AUCTIONED

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kruse GWS Auctions announced Wednesday,
Elvis Presley fans, if they have the money, can take to the road in his
personal white 1973 stretch limousine (the car the music icon often
used to get around Memphis, Tennessee), a GMC pickup truck that
has since been restored or his last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley Davidson
FLH 1200 Electra Glide. The auction house said the items will be part
of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on August 31.
 

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Elvis Presley’s Keys to His 1973 Stretch Limousine Which He Gifted to J.D. Sumner
Elvis Presley’s keys to his 1973 stretch limousine.

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