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01/14/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the nation’s 37th president.

The Vietnam peace talks began in Paris with representatives of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam and the United States at the table.

The Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 performed the first transfer of a crew in space.

United Airlines Flight 266 crashed into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

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06/04/18 8:00am

Old book with a damaged cover. Book is open, visible texture sheets.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5  in the wake of his victory in  California’s Democratic presidential primary.

James Earl Ray, who assassinated Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., in April 1968, was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport.

It was a battle of Australians at the men’s final of the French Open Tennis Tournament as Ken Rosewall beat Rod Laver 6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

American character actor and singer Dan Duryea died of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 61.

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