TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1968 "Noel Cow­ard's Sweet Potato" closes at Bar­ry­more NYC af­ter 17 per­for­mances 1968 19th Olympic games open at Mex­ico City, Mex­ico 1968 Equa­to­rial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) de­clares in­de­pen­dence from Spain 1968 Norma En­ri­queta Basilio Satelo is 1st wo­man to light Olympic flame 1969 1st time 5 peo­ple in space 1969 KDB-AM in Santa Bar­bara CA changes call let­ters to KAPN 1969 KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) be­gins 1969 Soviet space­craft Soyuz 7 is launched 1970 Rock Mem­o­ra­bilia Auc­tion at Fil­more East 1971 "Je­sus Christ Su­per­star" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 per­for­mances 1972 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz The­ater NYC for 2 per­for­mances 1972 46 sailors in­jured in race riot on Amer­i­can air­craft car­rier USS Kitty Hawk 1972 Billy Har­ris failed in 1st Is­lan­der penalty shot 1972 Mariner 9 takes pic­tures of Mar­tian north pole 1972 MLB Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship: Oakland Ath­let­ics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2 1973 Is­raeli counter of­fen­sive in south­ern Syria 1973 US Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to re­place Spiro Agnew as Vice Pres­i­dent 1974 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Min­nesota 1975 Arch­bishop Oliver Plun­kett be­came 1st Ir­ish-born saint in 7 cen­turies 1975 Jac­que­line Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19) 1975 NASA launches space ve­hi­cle S-195 1976 4th Space Shut­tle En­ter­prise, ap­proach & land test (ALT) flight

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