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03/25/12

Recollections of the Seattle World's Fair ...
(1) The plane crash from the flyover on opening day that killed a couple watching the fair events on TV at home because they had been advised that crowds would cause problems for those attending the fair on opening day.
(2) Bill Cosby featured as a commentator broadcasting for an extended period on radio from the Space Needle throughout the summer. We didn't know at the time that he would later become famous for his hilarious recordings and for several popular series on TV.
(3) President Kennedy having to call off his planned visit at the close of the fair, reportedly due to illness. We later learned that the reason for his no-show was the escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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