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1896: Successful flight of Samuel Langley's model Aerodrome No. 5 aircraft

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    Died 1981: Bobby Sands (IRA activist)

    Born 1959: Randy Travis (country music singer)

    Born 1903: Bing Crosby (singer)

    Died 2007: Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr. (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the only man to fly in all three of NASA's earliest manned spaceships)

    1950: Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize

    Died 2007: Tom Poston (actor)

    2011: Prince William married Catherine Middleton


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