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The Decades - 1980s

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS

VAV!/March 24, 2015

Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life.

Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident.

June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 April 2015 20:43 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Pictured above: Bess Myerson, 1957

VAV!/January 5, 2015

Politician, actress, entertainer and Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson, died on December 14, 2014 at her home in Santa M...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 January 2015 06:58 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Hurricanes Throughout History

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it r...

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 September 2014 05:42 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Rolling Thunder

 Rolling Thunder

VAV/May 25, 2014

Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May.  This celebration recognizes the rights and costs of freedom, lib...

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The Decades - 1980s

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear Of Yesterday

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear  Of Yesterday

VAV!/July 5, 2014

Summer means excitement ahead, events, and adventure. For many, school is out, graduations are behind us,  glorious fun in the sun is before us, and...

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2015 05:54 )

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August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

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