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This Weekend In History…..

This Weekend In History…..

USS Stark Struck by Iraqi Missiles…… May 17, 1987…… 37 U.S. sailors are killed when the USS Stark is struck by two Iraqi Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi plane. The Iraqis claimed the Stark was in the Iran-Iraq War zone, but this is disputed by the U.S. The Stark was eventually repaired and returned to service. Mount St. Helens Erupts…… May…

On This Day…..

On This Day…..

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk….. May 16, 1983….. First TV broadcast of Michael Jackson‘s signature move, the Moonwalk. Michael Jackson performed the dance move during the song Billie Jean for the TV show Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which had been taped before a live audience March 25, 1983.

On This Day….

On This Day….

DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak Joe DiMaggio begins his legendary 56-game hitting streak on this day in 1941. It ended July 17 after 91 hits for a .408 average, 15 home runs, and 55 runs drove in. He recorded at least one hit in each of the 56 games. DiMaggio’s streak crushed the record of 44…

On This Day…..

On This Day…..

Skylab….. May 14, 1973….. The U.S. space station Skylab is launched. About a minute after take-off a protective shield and a solar panel broke off, damaging the other solar panel in the process. The crew was sent up on the 25th and made repairs.