This day in history...

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  1. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    So...beings I am in Oklahoma we will go with an Oklahoman,

    On this day, Wiley Post completed his solo flight around the world.

    Some of you may want to recognize Jessica Lynch but yeah I'm not down with that. Fake news and all.
     
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    Well, the lunar module cameras were black and white, so even if you watched on color TV, you saw it b&w.
     
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    The one I watched used the actual LEM in-flight camera, and had both the audio transmissions between the LEM and Mission Control, and the in-house Mission Control communications, both of which were transcripted on screen. Also an occasional script drop-in to explain something they were talking about. Total sensory overload.
     
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    On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

    On this day in 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot and killed by federal agents in Chicago.
     
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    On this day in 1962 Telstar 1 relayed the first live transatlantic television broadcast in a program featuring Walter Cronkite.
     
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    Fake news from Desert Storm

    The media tried to hype something that didn't really happen . Sound familiar? To her credit she has always been upfront about it and downplayed the media hype
     
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    On this day Amelia Earhart was born in 1897
     
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    On this day in 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham discovered the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu on a mountaintop in Peru.
     
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    • 1990 US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
     
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