Today in History for April 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)

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Today in History April 13

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time. (April 13)

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Today in History for April 11th

Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas Mcarthur of his command in Asia; Napoleon Bonaparte banished to Island of Elba; American soldiers liberate first Nazi concentration camp; Idi Amin deposed as Uganda’s President; Apollo 13 blasts off. (April 11)

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Today in History for December 21st

(21 Dec 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Pilgrims land in Plymouth Massachusetts; Pan Am flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Apollo 8 lifts off on first manned mission to the Moon; Actress Jane Fonda is born. (Dec. 21)

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Today in History for December 19th

(19 Dec 2018) President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway. (Dec. 19)

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Look back at historic Apollo 8 mission to the moon

(18 Dec 2018) Apollo 8 is considered NASA’s boldest undertaking ever. As it marks its 50th anniversary this Christmas, space experts and one of the astronauts tell the story of the Earthrise photo, which remains the most iconic space snapshot. (Dec 18)

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First man on the moon’s belongings to be auctioned in Dallas

Neil Armstrong’s sons are auctioning off several thousand items that belonged to the first man on the moon: flight plans, official photos and items flown on the Apollo 11 mission.

A Visit to The Birthplace of NASA’s Rockets

(6 Aug 2018) From the first U.S. satellites and astronauts to the Apollo moon shots, space shuttles and now NASA’s newest still-in-development Space Launch System, the rockets have taken root in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Gala counts down to moon-landing anniversary

(22 Jul 2018) The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday kicked off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing with awards, an auction and a panel discussion with Apollo astronauts. (July 22)

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