Archive for May 15th, 2011

INTRODUCING THE DODGE FOR 1958!

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GAS RATIONING BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1942

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In May of 1942, the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) froze prices
on practically all everyday goods, starting with sugar and coffee. War
Ration Books were issued to each American family, dictating how much
any one person could buy. Gasoline was rationed on May 15, 1942 on the
east coast, and nationwide that December. The OPA issued various stickers
to be affixed to the car’s windshield, depending on need. In order to get your classification and ration stamps, you had to certify to a local board (above)
that you needed gas and owned no more than five tires.The ‘A’ sticker
(below) was issued to owners whose use of their cars was nonessential.

 
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SINGER TRINI LOPEZ IS 74 TODAY

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Reached No. 3 in 1963 and was a favorite for many years. It sold
over one million copies, and was awarded a Gold Disc.

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GOV. WALLACE SHOT ON THIS DATE IN 1972

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Alabama Governor George Wallace (above) was shot five times by Arthur Bremer
(below) while campaigning as a Democratic candidate for president in Laurel,
Maryland. One of the bullets lodged in Wallace’s spinal column and he was left
paralyzed permanently from the waist down. Three others were wounded in the
shooting and also survived. Bremer was found guilty and sentenced to 63 years,
53 years after an appeal in a Maryland prison for the shooting. After 35 years of incarceration, Bremer was released from prison on November 9, 2007.

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The would-be assassin Arthur Bremer in custody.

 

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Elvis Presley visits George Wallace after his release from the hospital.

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EDDY ARNOLD ~ (MAY 15, 1918–MAY 8, 2008)

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Eddy Arnold,was a country music singer who performed for six decades. He
was a innovator of the Nashville sound in the late 1950s, and scored 147
songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones. He
sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, beginning
in 1943, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1966, Arnold ranked 22nd on  
Country Music Television’s 2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music”.

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