TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Edmonton Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

On this date in 1980, West Ger­man car dealer Jaromir Wag­ner be­came the first man to cross the At­lantic on the wing of an air­plane. Wag­ner stopped four times dur­ing his trip from Glessen, West Ger­many, to Goose Bay, Labrador.

In 1959, the Soviet Union’s “Luna 3” took the first pho­tos of the dark side of the Moon.

In 2003, Cal­i­for­nia vot­ers de­cided to ter­mi­nate gov­er­nor Gray Davis in the re­call elec­tion and re­place him with movie star Arnold

Sch­warzeneg­ger. Sch­warzeneg­ger was by far the best known and best funded of the more than 130 can­di­dates in the re­call vote.

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