Tag Archives: 1986

What Happened – October 5

It was on this day in 1986 that a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane was shot down over a jungle in Nicaragua. Three men were killed, but former US Marine Eugene Hasenfus was able to parachute to the ground where he was captured the next … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 20

It was on this day in 1975 that NASA launched Viking 1. A little over a year later it became the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. It collected data and sent information back to Earth for over six years. … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 25

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” It was on this day in 1977 that those words first appeared on movie screens. As one of the reviewers said, the flick was “good enough to convince the most … Continue reading

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