On This Day…

1927 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party.
1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens its doors for the first time.
1968 – Apollo 8, the first spaceflight to orbit the moon, returned to Earth.
1979 – The Soviet Union takes control of Afghanistan.
1985 – Dian Fossey, American expert on gorillas, is found murdered in Rwanda.
2014 – AirAsia flight 8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore (162 aboard) goes missing
2015 – Al Jazeera America airs a documentary alleging that Professional NFL QB Peyton Manning used HGH; he denies it.

Birthdays

1939 – John Amos, actor (Newark, NJ)
1943 – Cokie Roberts, TV journalist (New Orleans, LA)
1948 – Gerard Depardieu, actor (Chateauroux, France)
1952 – Tovah Feldshuh, actress (New York, NY)
1971 – Savannah Guthrie, news anchor (Melbourne, AUS)
1979 – Carson Palmer, athlete (Fresno, CA)

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