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1948: Candy Bomber raids Berlin

September 22, 2019 admin 0

It was today in 1948 that Gail Halvorsen officially started parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Air lift. Earlier this year Berliners marked the 70th anniversary of the famous airlift that defeated […]

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1973: Singer Jim Croce killed in plane crash

September 20, 2019 admin 0

1973: American singer – songwriter Jim Croce, who had his first hit ‘Operator,’ was killed in Louisiana when his plane crashed after take-off from Natchitoches Regional Airport. A few months prior to the crash, Croce […]

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1945: End of Lend-Lease upsets UK

August 25, 2019 admin 0

1945:  The Prime Minister, making a statement in the British House Commons yesterday on the cessation of Lend- Lease by President Truman said they had hoped this would not be done without prior consultation and […]