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TO GRANDMA’S IN THEIR NEW PLYMOUTH!

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THE NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield
in
Pennsylvania on this day in 1863.

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On this day in 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel. Ford began selling the ill-
fated line of cars in 1957.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 56 years young today.

Foster first gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976
Martin  Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best
Actress for her performances in
The Accused (1988) and Silence of the
Lambs
(1991) and also had starring roles in Contact (1985),
Anna and
the
King
 
(1999), and Panic Room (2002).




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Jodie Foster in Jonathan Demme’s 1991 masterpiece The Silence
of the Lambs.
  

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A TRUCK OR A CAR ? ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Chevrolet El Camino is a coupé utility vehicle that was produced by Chevrolet between 1959–60 and 1964–1987,Introduced in the 1959
model year on this day in response to the success of the Ford
Ranchero coupé utility, its first run lasted only two years.

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SEMI-RETIRED NASCAR DRIVER IS 44 TODAY

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Busch Series Championship in 1998 and 1999
and the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He went on to become an analyst
for NASCAR on NBC-TV. He went into his first race with a car he co-owned
with his half brother Kerry. Junior, as he is often called, won his 12th
consecutive Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver Award in 2014.
 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the broadcast booth.

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METEORITE CRASHES INTO AUTOMOBILE

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On this day in 1992, 18-year-old Michelle Knapp (above) is watching television
in her parents’ living room in Peekskill,
New York when she hears a loud
crash in the driveway. Alarmed, Knapp ran outside to investigate. What
she found was startling, to say the least: a sizeable hole in the rear end
of her car, a 1980 Chevy Malibu (above); a matching hole in the gravel
driveway underneath the car; and in the hole, the culprit: what looked 
like an ordinary, bowling-ball–sized rock. It was extremely heavy
for its size (it weighed about 28 pounds), shaped like a football and
warm to the touch; also, it smelled vaguely of rotten eggs. The next day,
a curator from the American Museum of Natural History in
New York City
confirmed that the object was a genuine meteorite and is estimated to be
4.4 billion years old.

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A portion of the Peekskill meteorite in the National Museum of Natural History.

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