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1 March 1932 Lindbergh baby abducted

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the 20 month old son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from his family home

28 February 1975  London Underground Moorgate Station crash

28 February 1975 London Underground Moorgate Station crash

The Moorgate tube crash occurred on Friday 28 February 1975 at 08:46 on the Northern City Line, then known as the Northern Line. A southbound train failed to stop at the Moorgate terminus and crashed into the wall at...

23 February 1981  Spanish Parliament attacked by Civil Guard troops

23 February 1981 Spanish Parliament attacked by Civil Guard troops

About 200 soldiers and members of the paramilitary Civil Guard stormed the lower house of the Spanish Parliament, the Cortes, firing automatic weapons and shouting orders, taking hostage about 350 MPs. The group – led...

20 February 1962  John Glenn orbits the earth

20 February 1962 John Glenn orbits the earth

John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting