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03/03/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Svetlana Allilueva, daughter of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, defected to the west seeking asylum at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India, and arriving in New York a month later.

TWA Flight 553, a DC-9 jet flying from Pittsburgh to Dayton, Ohio, collided with a small Beachcraft Baron killing all 25 people on both planes.

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Frank Prendergast became the only American navigator to escape after being captured by the North Vietnamese.

American author Alice B. Toklas, life partner of American author Gertrude Stein, died in Paris where the couple made their home most of their lives

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01/09/17 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Dr. James Bedford, author and University of California psychology professor, became the first person to be cryogenically preserved following his death. His body is still at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. (more…)

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08/26/16 2:00pm

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Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)

07/25/16 12:00pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Casey Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan was injured when he crashed his 1964 Triumph T100 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, New York, and the accident would keep him out of the limelight for a full year.

Country singer Martina McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas.

The Beatles “Yesterday & Today” album moved to number one on the music charts in the United States and stayed there for five consecutive weeks.

Another British import, The Troggs, were attracting attention among U.S. music lovers with their release of “Wild Thing.”

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