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This Week in History: Week of February 01

Posted: Updated: Feb 4, 2013 12:33 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - KNOE 8 News is celebrating 60 years of television service to Monroe and the ArkLaMiss. Perhaps you remember when Channel 8 came on the air. On this occasion we take time to look back on some of the events that were benchmarks in your life.

January 28th, 1986: The American space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all seven crew members on board. The explosion was, up until that time, the worst disaster in the U.S. space program. Onboard the craft, the first citizen observer, Christa Mcauliffe, a teacher from Concord, New Hampshire.

Late January 1968: Communist forces launched surprise attacks against south Vietnamese provincial capitals, marking the first day of Tet, the lunar new year.

Five years later in 1973, the Vietnam Peace Accords were signed in Paris, ending the longest war in U.S. History.

Many of the images you have seen through the years have been on KNOE. We thank you for watching.

Here's our Louisiana trivia question for you:

Q: What were the two years the worlds fair was held in New Orleans, Louisiana?
A: 1884 and 1984

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