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Nixon Flight Sets Record

January 4, 2010 |  8:00 am



Jan. 4, 1960, Cover

Aided by a strong tailwind, the American Airlines 707 carrying Vice President Nixon makes the trip from Los Angeles to Washington-Baltimore Friendship Airport in 3 hours, 39 minutes, a new record for a commercial aircraft.

Jan. 4, 1960, Nixon.

  Jan. 4, 1960, In Cold Blood

Jan. 4, 1960, In Cold Blood 


Jan. 4, 1960, Cadillac



Jan. 4, 1960: Richard Hickock collapses after admitting that he and Perry Smith killed the Clutter family in the murders that will be recounted in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”

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