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Ground control to Major Tom

Hollie Newton • Jan 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1964: Mercury vapor lights were to be installed by Ohio Edison at the exit and entrance ramps of the by-pass at Rye Beach Road in Huron. The city felt lighting was necessary to ensure the safety of travelers.

25 years ago, 1989: Americans kept the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. alive with holiday events nationwide - from a parade in Atlanta to California's "Freedom Train" in honor of the slain civil rights leader's 60th birthday.

10 years ago, 2004: President Bush announced his ambition to build a space station on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars, during a speech at NASA headquarters. Bush asked for a $1 billion boost to NASA's budget to fund a new American space program.

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