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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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FASCIST PARTY BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(jULY 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945)

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

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FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1804

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John Deere (February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886) was born in
Rutland, Vermont.

Entrepreneur John Deere was entrepreneur invented the steel plow and
founded Deere & Company that had a worth of more than $40 billion in
2010. He began working as a blacksmith’s apprentice at age 17.

 

 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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