Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...away, stopped and saluted, and said, 'Lookin' good, Lieutenant.' I'll always remember that."The two met again in 1969 while serving in the Vietnam War, again in Okinawa, at Camp Sukiran. By this time, Seymour had transferred to the Air...
Today in history

...York's Harlem neighborhood following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager, James Powell, two days earlier.In 1969, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., left a party on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard with Mary Jo Kopechne...
Today in sports history

...the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. Jordan is the fifth player to score 50 in the finals and the first since Jerry West in 1969.1998 - The Detroit Red Wings become the first team to win consecutive Stanley Cups since Pittsburgh in 1992, completing...
Today in History

...income tax from paychecks.In 1953, 94 people died when a tornado struck Worcester (WU'-stur), Massachusetts.In 1969, the Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.In 1973...
Few certainties in calculating Triple Crown value

...hard-nosed. They wouldn't be swayed unnecessarily by Triple Crown fever," said Cot Campbell, who founded Dogwood Stable in 1969 and helped pioneer partnerships to own Thoroughbreds. He is rooting for Chrome and says a Triple Crown would raise the...
Today in Sports History

...shy of her 30th birthday, becomes the oldest woman to win her first Grand Slam title since Ann Jones won at Wimbledon in 1969 at age 30.2010 - Drosselmeyer pulls off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall...
Author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

...script writer. While touring as an entertainer in Europe and Africa in the 1950s, she assumed the name Maya Angelou.In 1969, she emerged as an author. Her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," was a critical and commercial success...
First LNG ship since 2012 arrives at ConocoPhillips plant near Kenai

...authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG from the Kenai plant for two years.The plant was built in 1969 by Phillips Petroleum and Marathon Oil. Phillips later merged with Conoco and subsequently purchased Marathon's 30 percent...
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...became the first large commercial vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage since the U.S. tanker S.S. Manhattan in 1969. Embarking from Vancouver in Canada in early September, sailing in waters abutting Alaska and thereafter transiting these...
Juneau athletes ready for Arctic Winter Games

...experiences."To qualify for the AWG, athletes cannot be members of their country's national team.The AWG was founded in 1969 by former Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel, and commissioners James Smith (Yukon) and Stuart Hodgson (Northwest Territories...


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