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10 Aug 1948

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English musician Peter Beckett, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for 1970s soft rock group Player, which scored a US No. 1 hit in 1977 with ‘Baby Come Back’.

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9 Aug 2010

JetBlue flight attendant quits job via escape slide On August 9, 2010, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater quits his job in dramatic style by sliding down his plane’s emergency-escape chute while the aircraft is stopped near the terminal gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Slater, who claimed his actions were prompted by the behavior of a rude passenger, quickly became a media sensation and national folk hero.

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