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On this day: December 14

POSTED: 08:12 PM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 13, 2012 

George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.

OTD December 14 - James Doolittle
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1896: Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer who earned the Medal of Honor as commander of the Doolittle Raid, the first retaliatory air raid on Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, is born in Alameda, Calif. He died at age 96 on Sept. 27, 1993.

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