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Why the peak in the mid 90s?
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Today in History:
1909: British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds the magnetic south pole.
1957: Three B-52s take off on the first non-stop round the world flight by jet plane. The trip took 45 hours and 19 minutes.
1979: Shah flees Iran
2006: The Stardust space capsule successfully returns to Earth with a load of dust from a comet.
Happy Birthday to:
1853: Andre Michelin, he of the tires.
1908: Ethel Merman, she of the mouth.
1911: Dizzy Dean: “Son, what kind of pitch would you like to miss?”
1935: A. J. Foyt
1932: Dian Fossey, who lived among the mountain forest gorillas of Rwanda. Her book Gorillas in the Mist brought her knowledge to the public in 1983. She was brutally murdered by poachers in 1985.
1948: John Carpenter
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