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Today In History: Space Shuttle Discovery

October 29, 1998. Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space. wikipedia.org

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Today In History: British satellite Prospero lifted off from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, South Australia

On October 28, 1971, British satellite Prospero lifted off from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, South Australia. wikipedia.org

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Today In History: Frances Oldham Kelsey recognized for her refusal to authorize thalidomide

August 7, 1962. Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.

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Today In History: Jesse Owens defeated Ralph Metcalfe at the Berlin Olympics

August 3, 1936. Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics. – Wikipedia Feature image: Jesse Owens at start of record breaking 200 meter race

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Today In History: Discovery of positron

August 2, 1932. The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.

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Today In History: MTV was launched

August 1, 1981. MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. - Wikipedia

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Today In History: NASA Lunar Prospector ended it’s mission

July 31, 1999. Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector: NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. - Wikipedia

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Today In History: Premiere of Walt Disney’s Flowers and Trees

July 30, 1932. Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short. - Wikipedia

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Today In History: Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

July 29, 1836. Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. - Wikipedia

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Today In History: Discovery of Kennewick Man remains

July 28, 1996. The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man. - Wikipedia

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