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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.
Absentee ballots are being replaced on the Big Island because of the unusually sticky weather.
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The Israeli military has authorized a four-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza, but it will not apply to the areas in which soldiers are operating, the Israel Defense Forces said. The time frame is 3 to 7 p.m. local (8 ...