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It was on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1970.

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On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer,
scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in
Philadelphia at age 84.

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Join, or Die was the first political cartoon published
in America by Benjamin Franklin in The Pennsylvania
Gazette.

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The Mustang convertible Serial #1 introduced on this day in 1964.

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CAR RACED BY ‘’THE INTIMIDATOR” IS SOLD

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Side Profile - 205886

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Engine - 205886

DALE EARNHARDT'S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE CAR - Front 3/4 - 205886
DALE EARNHARDT’S #3 GOODWRENCH 1989 CHEVROLET LUMINA RACE
CAR.

(FoxNews) – A Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet campaigned by the late
Dale Earnhardt sold Saturday for $220,000, including 10 percent buyer’s
premium, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector-Car Auction.

The familiar black No. 3 Chevrolet Lumina was raced by Earnhardt in 1989
and ’90, according to the auction listing. It was driven by Earnhardt to one
of his nine victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In 1990, Earnhardt won nine races and the fourth of his seven championships
in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The auction listing stated,“This NASCAR Cup Car comes with supporting
documentation from Crew Chief Kirk Shelmerdine, who personally inspected
the car and found it to be 100% true as raced by Dale Earnhardt,”

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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SERIALIZED MUSTANG TO BE AUCTIONED

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(FoxNews) – An original Ford Mustang claimed to be the first hard-top example is
coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Mecum’s Indy 2017 auction
in mid-May.

This is a 1965 Mustang with VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965 Mustang convertible with VIN ending in 00001 currently sitting in The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Both of these were pre-production examples,
hence the 1965 model year. The first production examples were famously sold
as 1964½ models.

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MOVIE STUNT CAR HAD BEEN FOUND?

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Steve McQueen (above) behind the wheel during the chase scene.

(FoxNews) – One of the most legendary cars in Hollywood history may have
been found after nearly 50 years.

The 1968 classic “Bullitt” had two stars in it: Steve McQueen and his Highland
Green 1968 Mustang GT. A more iconic on-screen duo there never was…for
car lovers, at least.

However, there were actually two Mustangs used during filming: one kept neat
and tidy and another that did most of the dirty work during the movie’s chase
scene. The pampered star car was preserved and sold three times over the
years and is very privately owned today, while the stunt car was beaten up
so badly by the end of production that it was sent to the wrecking yard.

At least that’s what most people thought happened to it, but a member of
the Vintage Mustang Forum claims the car recently surfaced in Mexico. Its
exact location undisclosed.

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