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American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.
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Renee Mcg What a Day This Has Been July 28, 1540…King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed on the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. July 28, 1750…Composer (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Brandenburg Concertos) Read more ... Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation at age 65. July 28, 1821…After the occupation by military campaigns of José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar during the Peruvian War of Independence, Peru declared itself a Republic independent of Spain. The Spanish Empire had conquered the region in the 16th century. July 28, 1868…The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process of law, was declared to be in effect. July 28, 1896…In Florida, the city of Miami was incorporated. July 28, 1914…Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, marking their entry into World War I. Britain subsequently declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. July 28, 1933…The first singing telegram was sent. The recipient was singer/radio star Rudy Vallee, celebrating his 32nd birthday. July 28, 1934…Actress (Dinner at Eight, Tillie's Punctured Romance, Min and Bill, Emma, Tugboat Annie, The Girl Said No, Caught Short, Christopher Bean, Let Us Be Gay, Anna Christie) Marie Dressler died of cancer at age 65. July 28, 1939…Judy Garland recorded the studio version of "Over the Rainbow." She had recorded the rendition used on "The Wizard of Oz" soundtrack in October 1938. July 28, 1945…In New York City, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the fog-shrouded Empire State Building, killing 14 people and injuring 26. July 28, 1951…The Disney animated feature film, "Alice in Wonderland," featuring the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, and J. Pat O'Malley, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. July 28, 1954…The first newspaper story about Elvis Presley was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Elvis had signed with Sun Records and just released his first single, "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" b/w "That's All Right, Mama," and the songs were beginning to get airplay on Memphis radio stations. The story noted that both sides of the record were being equally well received "on popular, folk, and race record programs. This boy seems to have something that appeals to everybody." July 28, 1956…Gene Vincent made his national TV debut, singing "Be-Bop-A-Lula" on NBC's "The Perry Como Show." Vincent bought the song from a fellow hospital patient while he was recovering from leg injuries. A demo was sent to Capitol Records as part of an Elvis sound-alike contest and a re-recorded version gave Vincent his first big hit. July 28, 1957…Jerry Lee Lewis got his first prime-time national TV exposure on NBC's "The Steve Allen Show," performing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." Well received, he was booked for two more appearances. July 28, 1957…The Crew-Cuts appeared on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." July 28, 1959…At the Columbia 30th Street Studios in New York City, the Brothers Four recorded "Greenfields." July 28, 1960…Dee Clark guested on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." July 28, 1965…In addition to songs by series regularsLinda Scott, Steve Alaimo, and Paul Revere And The Raiders, "Where The Action Is" on ABC-TV featured guestsPeter & Gordon and Bobby Byrd. July 28, 1965…ABC-TV's "Shindig!" featured performances by the Dave Clark Five, Jay & the Americans, theNashville Teens, Roy Clark, Terry Black, Billy Preston, Donna Loren, Mike Clifford, and the Blossoms. July 28, 1966…James Brown played the Apollo Theatre in New York City. July 28, 1968…The Beatles had an all-day group photo session they called their "Mad Day Out" across London. It produced most of their best-known late 1960s photographs, including one that appeared on the cover ofLIFE magazine and another that was on the inside gatefold of their "Beatles 1967-1970" album. July 28, 1971…Charley Pride recorded "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin.'" July 28, 1972…Opera and concert singer Helen Traubeldied following a heart attack at the age of 73. July 28, 1973…Nearly 600,000 people attended the "Summer Jam" rock festival at Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, for performances by the Allman Brothers Band, the Band, and the Grateful Dead. July 28, 1973…MCA Records introduced the newly-signedLynyrd Skynyrd to the press and explained how to pronounce the band's name. July 28, 1973…Exactly one year after their first date, TV's "Six Million Dollar Man," Lee Majors, married one of "Charlie's Angels," Farrah Fawcett. They divorced in 1982. 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July 28, 1979…In Cleveland, Ohio, Aerosmith, Journey, AC/DC, Scorpions, Ted Nugent, and Thin Lizzy performed during a World Series of Rock concert at Cleveland Stadium. The event was marked by violence outside the stadium: five shootings, including one fatality, eight robberies and numerous incidents of theft, vandalism and gang violence. It was the 14th of 15 World Series of Rock concerts in the series since 1974. July 28, 1979…Maxine Nightingale appeared on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." July 28, 1982…San Francisco became the first American city to ban handguns. July 28, 1982…Queen played the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City. July 28, 1983…A year after the couple had a son together,Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys married bandmate/cousin Mike Love's illegitimate teenaged daughter, Shawn Marie Love. It was his fifth marriage and she was his fourth wife (he married Karen Lamm twice). The couple remained together until his death by drowning in December 1983, five months to the day after their marriage. July 28, 1984…In Toronto, Roger Waters played the first of two nights at Maple Leaf Gardens. July 28, 1984…Corey Hart and John Waite were guest performers on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." July 28, 1985…Portland, Oregon declared it Kingsmen Day, in honor of their native sons who recorded the classic version of "Louie Louie." July 28, 1985…Actor (Hawaiian Eye, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Written in the Wind, The Monolith Monsters, Susan Slade) Grant Williams died of peritonitis at 54. July 28, 1986…Neil Young released his 15th studio album, "Landing on Water." July 28, 1986…R.E.M. released their fourth album, "Life's Rich Pageant." July 28, 1987…The Beatles sued Nike, Capitol Records and others involved in the unauthorized use of their song "Revolution" in commercials. An out-of-court settlement was reached in 1989 but terms were not disclosed. July 28, 1989…In her hometown of Springhill, Nova Scotia, singer Anne Murray opened the Anne Murray Centre, a multimedia museum chronicling her career. July 28, 1991…More than 100 people were arrested when 2,000 rioted following an M.C. Hammer concert in Penticton, British Columbia during the annual Peach Festival. A giant peach concession stand (featured in the movie My American Cousin) was one of the casualties, as rioters rolled it into Okanagan Lake. July 28, 1992…In Warwick, Rhode Island, R&B singer Patti Labelle walked off the stage during her concert after complaining to the audience about the backstage catering. July 28, 1992…Mary J. Blige released her debut album, "What's the 411?" July 28, 1992…Barenaked Ladies released their debut album, "Gordon." July 28, 1993…Roger Waters of Pink Floyd married his third wife, actress Priscilla Phillips. They had one child before divorcing in 2001. July 28, 1994…In Barrie, Ontario, an estimated 35,000 people attended the first Lollapalooza festival at Molson Park, featuring the Beastie Boys, the Smashing Pumpkins,and George Clinton. July 28, 1995…Jimi Hendrix' father, James Al Hendrix, won back the rights to his son's name, likeness, image and music after years of a number of companies profiting from them. July 28, 1996…Singer (Leader Of The Pack, Remember-Walkin' In The Sand, I Can Never Go Home Anymore, Give Him A Great Big Kiss) Marguerite "Marge" Ganser of the Shangri-Las died of breast cancer at age 48. July 28, 1997…Singer/actress Sheena Easton married her third husband, Timothy Delarm. They divorced the following year. July 28, 1998…Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. announced a $52.88 billion stock-swap that created thesecond-largest telephone company behind AT&T. The resultant company was named Verizon Communications. 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A leaked report revealed that during his arrest, Gibson made antisemitic remarks to arresting officer James Mee, who is Jewish, saying "F---ing Jews... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson issued apologies for the incident, and affirmed the accuracy of the quotations. On August 17, he pled no contest to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge and was sentenced to three years probation. He was ordered to attend self-help meetings five times a week for four and a half months and three times a week for the remainder of the first year of his probation. Gibson was also ordered to attend a First Offenders Program, was fined $1,300, and his license was restricted for 90 days. July 28, 2008…In London, singer Amy Winehouse was hospitalized with convulsions, reportedly a negative reaction to medication she had started taking to help her quit hard drugs. 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Cyrus Sibert American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.- [American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.] BY JACQUELINE CHARLES JCHARLES@MIAMIHERALD Read more ... .COM Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world. After a modified 757 transporting then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in October 2012 became the first large aircraft to touch down on its runway in decades, Cap-Haïtien will soon welcome similarly sized jets at its newly expanded and transformed international airport. American Airlines began selling tickets on Sunday for daily nonstop service from Miami, starting Oct. 2, making it the first major airline to add Haiti’s second largest city to one of its routes. “This is a big deal,” said Art Torno, American’s vice president of its operations in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “That area of the country has about 35 percent of the population, and has always been a desirable place for us.” Torno estimates that between 30 and 35 percent of American’s Haiti-bound passengers traveling from JFK in New York, Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports currently head north after landing at Toussaint L’Overture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. Expanding operations outside of the Haitian capital, he said, is not just good for business, it also benefits Haiti’s tourism, currently undergoing an overhaul. “From a location standpoint, it’s just absolutely perfect to serve that part of the population,” Torno said of the area, which includes Royal Caribbean’s private beach in Labadee and a post-earthquake $300 million U.S.-backed industrial park. “There is a large drive to develop infrastructure there. It’s important for the country; having spent so much time in Port-au-Prince this is another opportunity for economic development in the country, and that will take some pressure off the capital.” Clinton and her husband, former President and U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton, visited the area in October 2012, landing within minutes of each other on a newly asphalted 7,500-foot runway, to attend the industrial park’s opening. Their arrival was as much about promoting economic development for the area, as it was about tourism. “This is an important step toward Haiti’s continued economic growth,” the former president, who had long pushed for a modern airport in the region, told the Miami Herald. “Investors will now be able to easily access industrial parks and a growing number of small businesses in and around Cap-Haïtien, and tourists will be able to visit important World Heritage sites.” Maryse Pénette Kedar, a former tourism secretary of state who is president of Royal Caribbean’s Haitian subsidiary, also sees American’s expansion as “a major development.” “This is great news for the northern region, for the people, the diaspora and the business community,” she said. “It is a gate opener and I am happy this is finally happening.” American Airline’s entry into northern Haiti and the airport’s modernization comes as Haiti pushes to change its tarnished tourism image. Marketing the volatile country as a destination of choice for travelers has been a key focus of President Michel Martelly’s administration. For instance on Sunday, the singer-turned-president hosted the country’s second carnival — the Carnival of Flowers — this year, in the Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince. While critics say the impoverished nation, which can’t pay its judges and civil servants, shouldn’t be wasting its meager resources on partying, Martelly said the festivities are a chance to sell a better image of Haiti and attract tourists. So, too, is the airport in Cap-Haïtien, said Haiti’s Tourism Minister Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin . The airport, she said, will serve as an international gateway to not only remote pockets of cascading waterfalls and pristine beaches, but also to the monuments telling the story of Haiti’s birth. “The historical town of Cap-Haïtien, the Citadelle, the biggest fortress of the Americas, and the Palais Sans-Souci, will be less than two hours away from the United States,” said Villedrouin, who this week is set to sign another tourism-related project for the north with Carnival Cruise Lines. “This airport will welcome thousands of visitors looking for a history experience.” Preparing the airport to handle increased flights, international security protocols and night time landings and takeoffs has itself been an international effort. While financing has come from Venezuela, the U.S. government has provided some security equipment through its law enforcement program, and technical help on security standards from the Transportation Security Administration. American Airlines, which was approached by the Haitian government to fly to Cap-Haïtien, also is stepping in with temporary terminals and other technical help, Torno said. “We were also asked to partner with the government in terms of planning and execution of the terminal,” Torno said. “It really has come along very nicely.” The airport’s modernization and expansion almost never happened. While work on its perimeter fence started in 2008, former President René Préval landed in hot water in January 2010 with donors for taking out a $33 million loan from the Venezuela Economic and Social Development Bank to modernize the airport, and fund power plants in Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien and Gonaives. In exchange for debt relief from donors, Haiti had agreed to not seek unapproved borrowing. Nearly five years after Haiti’s tragic Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, the issue is now a moot point as tourism becomes a key focus of the country’s reconstruction. Hundreds of hotel rooms have been added in the capital, and internationally recognized hotel brands are either operating or being built. The Toussaint L’Overture International Airport, severely damaged in the quake, has undergone a facelift and more airport modernization is in the works around the country. The Cap Haïtien aiport is now called the Hugo Chávez International Airport, after Haiti’s government last year announced the name change, citing the late Venezuelan leader’s support. Still, making Haiti a tourism destination will take time. Tourism arrivals were up nearly 18 percent last year, but hoteliers in the capital still complain of empty hotel rooms even as rates drastically drop. Equally disconcerting for Haiti travelers are airline-ticket prices. “Sometimes, it’s cheaper to take a flight from New York to Paris than from Miami to Port-au-Prince,” said Nicola Bussenius, owner of the 42-room Mont Joli hotel in Cap-Haïtien. “American Airlines coming will give the place the extra credibility. But they can’t come in selling $500 and $600 tickets.” Bussenius said he would like to see American Airlines drop ticket prices to help spur tourism, but ticket prices shouldn’t be so low that they put smaller carriers that have long operated flights to South Florida, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic out of business. Torno said pricing is based on market pressures. “Pricing in every market is dictated by the local conditions,” he said. “When you take a look at the geography, there are some markets that are priced differently in a similar geographic zone due to factors.” Ticket prices started at $193 per person for a one way economy seat, or $583 for business class.
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American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city.
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Survivors of USS Indianapolis sinking hold reunion Marines Together We Served member Edgar Harrell is mentioned in this article. http://marines.togetherweserved.com/bio/Edgar.Harrell INDIANAPOLIS — About a third of the remaining 36 survivors of t Read more ... he worst single seagoing disaster in U.S. Navy history gathered for a reunion this weekend in Indianapolis, the city for which their doomed ship was named. One of the survivors is Edgar Harrell, 89, a former Marine who has written a book about how he and others survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by floating without food or water for five days in the shark-haunted waters of the Pacific. The USS Indianapolis was halfway between Guam and the Philippines in shark-filled waters when a Japanese submarine sank it with torpedoes on July 30, 1945, in the war’s closing weeks. Just days earlier, the Indianapolis had visited the island of Tinian in a secret mission to deliver the uranium-235 and other components for the atomic bomb later dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, which took off from the remote island. The Indianapolis’ mission was so secret she sailed alone, unescorted by ships better equipped to detect and fight Japanese submarines. The survivors gather in occasional reunions to make sure the story, which they didn’t talk about for years, is not forgotten. Harrell has told his story in a book, “Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis,” which Harrell republished in May after self-publishing it in 2005. Harrell, who was a 20-year-old Marine corporal at the time of the disaster, told The Indianapolis Star he had just come off watch and was dozing on a pallet on deck when the ship was hit and split into three sections. The ship sank within 12 minutes. “And that first morning, we had sharks,” Harrell recalled. The men would try to float together in the water, but then one would drift away and be attacked. An estimated 900 of the ship’s servicemen survived the vessel’s nighttime sinking, but before rescuers arrived five days later, drowning, delirium, dehydration and shark attacks had claimed all but 317 of the men. The Indianapolis’ death toll — 880 members out of a crew of 1,197 died — is the U.S. Navy’s worst single at-sea loss of life. But reports of the tragedy were buried by the news of the Japanese surrender, and interest in the ship’s story was not revived until the 1975 movie “Jaws” featured a character who told of the sinking and the survivors’ days of agony. The ship’s captain, Charles Butler McVay III, was court-martialed but was posthumously exonerated by Congress and then-President Bill Clinton in 2000.
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