FIRST LIVE TELEVISED NEWS CONFERENCE BY A PRESIDENT ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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President John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. He discussed the release of two surviving US Air Force crewman by the Soviet Union after being captured when their jet aircraft was shot down on July 1, 1960. He also talked about an atomic test ban treaty and famine in the Congo.

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HERO PILOT IS 59 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Pictured above are Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger (left) and his First Officer Jeffrey Skiles

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III was an American airline pilot, safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California. Sullenberger rose to fame when he successfully ditched U S Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft.

Sullenberger is an international speaker on airline safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. As of September 30, 2009, Sullenberger is also the co-chairman of the EAA’s Young Eagles youth introduction-to-aviation program. Sullenberger retired from US Airways and its predecessor airline after 30 years with them on March 3, 2010.

He is the author of Highest Duty, a memoir of his life and of the events surrounding Flight 1549, published in 2009 by HarperCollins. He was ranked second in Time Magazine’s  Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009.

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END OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ON THIS DATE IN 1784

 

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The United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the
Revolutionary War and established the US as a sovereign nation. John 
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison took part in negotiating 
the treaty with King George lll.

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FIRST ALBUM RELEASED IN THE US ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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The Beatles album introducing…THE BEATLES was released in United States
by the Chicago based VEE-JAY label just ten days prior to the release of 
MEET THE BEATLES! by Capital Records. After much legality, VEE-JAY was
allowed to sell their album until late 1964. 
   

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ELVIS PRESLEY WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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           Gladys and Vernon Presley with young Elvis in 1937  

                     
           Elvis on a special Milton Berl Show aboard the USS Hancock in    
           San Diego. It was the first of two appearances on the NBC show.

                       Elvis on the the Ed Sullivan show in 1956 

            
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                              Elvis joined the US Army in 1958 

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                     Priscilla and Elvis with Daughter Lisa Marie

         Elvis in H. 

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