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Aerospace Education: 7/26/1958. Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe, Jr. (July 2, 1928 – July 26, 1958) is killed during the crash of a F-104 Starfighter. Kincheloe joined the Bell X-2 program and on September 7, 1956, flew at more than 2,000 mph (3,200 km/h) and to a height of 126,200 feet (38,500 m), the first flight ever above 100 000 feet. For this he was nicknamed "America's No. 1 Spaceman". #CivilAirPatrol #aviation #history http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iven_Carl_Kincheloe,_Jr.

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.

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HHN 19, Universal Studios Florida On this date in 1908: Carl Laemmle, Jr. was born.  Laemmle, Jr. was the son of Universal Pictures’ founder, Carl Laemmle, as well as the head of production at the studio from 1928 to 1936 [wiki].  While his tenure as an executive may have been short-lived, it was under Laemmle, Jr.’s watch that Universal Pictures produced some of the finest horror films in history:  “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” and “Werewolf of London,” among others. Photo by Dick Johnson.

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