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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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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford (below) on
this day in 1908. The purchase price of the car was $850.

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Game one of the first modern World Series took place at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Ball Field (above) on this day in 1903. It was
between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston prevailed five games to three, winning the last four.


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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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Host Johnny Carson, right, appears with the show’s announcer
Ed McMahon during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" on
May 22, 1992.

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

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1957, the Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into
Little Rock’s Central High School.

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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 – December 14, 1994)

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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
two years later.

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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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View of a statue depicting the Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los
Angeles Plaza.

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George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his
roll-film camera on this day in 1888. The camera took 100 photos 
per roll.

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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 68 in February.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 37 years young today.

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 2
2 Grammy Awards for songs such as "
Single Ladies (Put a Ring
on It)
," "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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