SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew launched into orbit

By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Steve Gorman    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.    The quartet of amateur space travelers, led by […]

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This Day in History: July 2

This Day In History: July 2 Take a look at all of the important historical events that took place on July 2. On this day, July 2 …  1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator. Also on this day: President James Garfield. (AP, File) […]

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This Day in History: June 10

Chinese communist leader Chairman Mao Zedong (L) welcomes US President Richard Nixon, at his house in Beijing. President Nixon urged China to join the United States in a "long march together" on different roads to world peace (AFP via Getty Images) On this day, June 10 … 1971: President Richard M. Nixon lifts a two-decades-old trade embargo on China. Also on […]

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This Day in History: April 2

 An FBI mug shot of mafia Don John Gotti, released on December 11, 1990 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) On this day April 2 … 1992: Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering in New York City; he would be sentenced to life in prison. Also on this day: […]

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This Day in History: March 24

This Day in History: March 24 Take a look at all of the important historical events that took place on March 24. On this day, March 24 … 2018: Spurred by a call to action from student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rally against […]

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This Day in History: Feb. 5

SHEBERGHAN, AFG – DECEMBER 2: The American Taliban soldier John Walker-Lindh is treated at an Army hospital on December 2, 2001 in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. In a deal with prosecutors Lindh pleaded guilty on July 15, 2002 to two felonies: providing services to the Taliban and for carrying explosives during the commitment of a felony. Lindh is expected to serve 20 […]

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This Day in History: Jan. 5

(AP Photo) On this day, Jan. 5 … 1983: President Ronald Reagan announces he is nominating Elizabeth Dole to succeed Drew Lewis as secretary of transportation; Dole would become the first woman to head a Cabinet department in Reagan’s administration and the first to head the Department of Transportation. Also on this day:  1066: Edward the Confessor, King of England, dies after a […]

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This Day in History: Nov. 11

President Warren G. Harding places a wreath on the casket of an unknown soldier from World War I in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 11, 1921 in Washington. (AP Photo) On this day, Nov. 11 … 1921: The remains of an unidentified American service member are interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery […]

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History says this is no time for Islanders panic

The line was dominant and dazzling, the Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Jordan Eberle combination owning staggering peripherals. At five-on-five, the unit built a 32-11 advantage in attempts, a 22-5 edge in unblocked attempts, a 15-5 edge in shots, a 91.49 xGF and a 17-3 advantage in scoring chances, per Naturalstattrick.com. Lee scored on the power play with an assist from Barzal, who, […]

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‘Lincoln’ & ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ Miniseries Lead History Slate As A+E Networks Expands Relationship With Leonardo DiCaprio & Doris Kearns Goodwin

History is doubling down on Presidential programming with two new miniseries centered on Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln (working title) and Theodore Roosevelt (working title) are both exec produced by Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, while Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions company are involved in the latter. Lincoln is a three-part series, featuring two-hour episodes, that will […]

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