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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford on this day in 1908.

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On this day in 1949, Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People’s Republic
of China when the communist forces had defeated the Nationalists. The
Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan.

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The first modern World Series took place on this day in 1903 between the
Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston prevailed five games
to three, winning the last four.

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Groucho Marx (left) introducing Johnny Carson on his first night
as host of ‘The Tonight Show’.

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On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on
NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous
host.

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John William Carson  (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

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Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. on this day in 1971.

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Roy E. Disney and Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort opening.

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DIANE KEPLEY

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On this day in 1957, nine black students attempt to attend
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The situation
turned
potentially violent and President Eisenhower sent in
the national Guard to escort the students to school.


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The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel on this day in
1957. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market
only two years.

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Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers on this day in
1781. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina
de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of
the Queen of Angels."

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Statue depicting Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los Angeles Plaza.

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman registered the name "Kodak"
and patented his roll-film camera (below). The camera took 100 exposures per roll.

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The original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman.

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

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On this day in 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh
Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at
Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven
gold medals.

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Mark Andrew Spitz turned 67 on February 10.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 36 today.


Beyoncé is a  former member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child who
also became a widely successful solo artist. She has won a total of 22
Grammy Awards for songs such as "Single Ladies," "Drunk in Love"
and "Crazy in Love."  She won her first school talent show with her
rendition of "Imagine" by
John Lennon.

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GASOLINE MADE FOR THE SUMMER HEAT

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Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to 1980s.The eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and the ninth-largest in 1979, Gulf Oil
was one of the so-called Seven Sisters oil companies.The company was founded
in 1901 by William Larimer Mellon, SR. with headquarters in Framingham, PA. It 
ceased to exist as an independent company in 1985, when it merged with Standard
Oil of California.

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William Larimer Mellon, Sr.
(June 1, 1868 – October 9, 1949) 

That Good Gulf Gasoline

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FIRST OFF THE LINE ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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1958 Citation Assembly: Interior


The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled of the
assembly line at the Somerville, Massachusetts Assembly Plant
on this day in 1957. More than 2/3 of all Edsel’s were assembled
at the Louisville plant, which is still in operation by the Ford
Motor Company today. The Edsel was first introduced to the
the public amid considerable publicity on "E Day"—September
4, 1957.

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1958 Edsel grill

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REMEMBER THESE?

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In the 1950s, cars were often equipped with curb feelers. They acted as "whiskers"
to alert drivers when they are at the right distance from the curb while parking to
avoid damaging the wheels or hubcaps. Curb feelers are still used today on some
hot rods when a 1950s look is wanted.

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