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‘TRUCKSTER’ SELLS AT AUCTION EVENT

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(Fox News) – A replica of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from the classic
1985 comedy film “
Vacation was auctioned this past weekend for $100,100.

The wood-paneled green machine crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson
Palm
Beach
event.

It’s based on a 1981 Ford LTD rather than a 1979 Country Squire, like the
movie car was, but is an otherwise convincing recreation that includes
Wagon Queen badging and offensive graffiti on the rear fender.

The price paid was pretty remarkable, considering a car purported to be one
of the five that were built for the film received a high bid of just $35,000 at a

2013 Mecum Auctions event
. That car’s authenticity was not confirmed, but
one that was definitely used in the making of the movie is on display at the
Historic Auto Attractions museum in Roscoe, Ill., which might make for a
good destination for the owner of the Barrett-Jackson car.

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TV AND STAGE ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 70

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Georgia Bright Engel (July 28, 1948 – April 12, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly
innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "
The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died.

According to her friend and executor,John Quilty, Engel died Friday
in Princeton,
New Jersey. The cause of death was unknown because
she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t consult doctors due to her
beliefs.
 

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Cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The CBS
sitcom originally aired from September 19, 1970 to March
19, 1977. 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

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Loretta at age 9.

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Loretta Lynn is a country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums
in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "
You
Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
", "Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ 
(with)
Lovin’ on Your Mind)", "One’s on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal
Miner’s
Daughter." Loretta is 87 years young today.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE  GRACIA

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Often referred to by his initials FDR, Roosevelt was a political leader who
served as the 32nd
president of the United States from 1933 until his death
in 1945. A
Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became
a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Franklin Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great
Depression
, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Harry S. Truman (left) and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Timberline 
Lodge at Mt. Hood in Oregon on Sept. 28, 1937.
(The Oregonian)


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SHIP’S OLD BISCUIT TO GO UP FOR AUCTION

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(Fox News) – In May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed
and sunk by a German U-boat, resulting in the loss of more than 1,100
lives, The attack on the civilian vessel sent shockwaves around the world.

Now, almost 104 years after the deadly torpedo attack, an extremely rare
hardtack ship’s biscuit from one of the ship’s lifeboats is up for auction in
the U.K. Made from flour, salt and water, cracker-like
hardtack biscuits are
designed to be long-lasting, and have historically been a feature of long
sea voyages and military campaigns.

The biscuit will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son on April 27. The
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News that the biscuit comes with a
letter written by a British soldier in the Royal Engineers explaining how
he obtained the unusual item. The soldier got the biscuit from one of the
Lusitania’s lifeboats when the liner’s survivors reached Queenstown
(now called Cobh) in Ireland.

The hardtack ship's biscuit and the letter describing its discovery. (Henry Aldridge and Son)
The biscuit (above) has a pre-sale estimate of $3,920 to $6,533.

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Colored illustration of the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania.

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