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A Blast From The Past

Today is May 1. It was on this date in 1960 that the Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 spy plane flying over the central USSR. The pilot, Francis Gary Powers, survived -- as did large parts of the aircraft.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 29. It was on this date in 1992 that a jury in Simi Valley, Calif., failed to convict four white Los Angeles police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2002 with 258 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter. There are no morning stars.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2002 with 279 to follow. Passover begins at sundown. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 27. It was the worst aviation disaster in history. On this date in 1977, two Boeing 747s collided and exploded in flames on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 21, the 80th day of 2002 with 285 to follow. The moon is in its first quarter. The morning star is Mercury.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 21. Around the world in 19 days. Swiss psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard and British co-pilot Brian Jones landed near Cairo, Egypt, on this date in 1999, ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 25. It was on this date in 1911 that a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City, just minutes before the seamstresses were to go home for the day.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 18. A natural gas explosion ripped through a public school in New London, Texas, on this date in 1937.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Oct. 15.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2001 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2001 with 80 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Oct. 12.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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