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THE FIRST DAYTONA 500, A PHOTO FINISH

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Lee Petty #42 and Johnny Beauchamp #73 battle on the last lap
of the first Daytona 500.

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Lee Arnold Petty  (March 14, 1914 – April 5, 2000)

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Lee Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 photo finish winning Oldsmobile.

The 1959 First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at
Daytona (now known as the 1959 Inaugural Daytona 500) was the second
race of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR
Cup Series
) season. It was held on February 22, 1959, in front of 41,921
spectators. It was the first race held at the 2.5-mile (4.0 kilometer) Daytona
International Speedway
. The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important
and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar. It is also the series’ first race
of the year. With the help of photographs and newsreel footage, Lee Petty,
the father of Richard Petty, was officially declared the winner by NASCAR
founder Bill France, Sr. .

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Cassius Clay (standing) won the match in 1964.

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George Harrison ( February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001)

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CONNIE FRANCIS IS 78 TODAY

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Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero)

Singer Connie Francis released the 1958 hit "Who’s Sorry Now?" and 
also appeared in many movies, including Looking for Love (1964). She
was one of the highest charting female solo singers in the 1950s and
1960s. She almost accepted a scholarship to New York University, but
pursued music full-time instead.

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FIRST PERFECT GAME ON THIS DAY IN 1913

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William (Bill) Knox

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William Knox of Philadelphia rolled the first perfect 300 game in tournament   
competition history in the USBC Open Championships in Toledo, Ohio. He
had a reputation for match game and league bowling in the East. Knox once
rolled a 300 game with a screen at the foul line so he couldn’t see the pins
for the purpose of illustrating the effectiveness of spot bowling. 

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER IS 74 TODAY

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Mario Gabriele Andretti 

Anddretti is a retired Italian American world champion race car driver, one of 
the most successful in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to 
win in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR and World Sportscar Championship 
(the other being Dan Gurney). Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World 
Championship
, four IndyCar titles (three under USACsanctioning, one under 
one under CART), and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to
win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One
World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver
to have won a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Formula One, and
and Indianapolis 500. He has a total of 109 career wins on major circuits.

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