TODAY IN HISTORY
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.