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1999: After 20 days of flight, the experimental Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, flown by Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard, touches down in the Egyptian desert to complete the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight. Piccard is the grandson of the balloon flight pioneer Auguste Piccard.
Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.
Some restaurants have been busy correcting food safety violations on the second day of the state's new inspection system.
Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.