Archive for January 14th, 2012

CAR COMPANY MERGED ON THIS DAY IN 1954


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The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan merged with Nash-
Kelvinator corporation on January 14, 1954 becoming American Motors
Corporation. The Hudson factory in Detroit was converted to military
contract production at the end of the model year. The remaining three 
years of Hudson production took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

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The 1954 Nash Rambler station wagon

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BARNEY KEEP (JAN. 9, 1917–FEB. 19, 2000)

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Barney Keep during his last radio show for KEX on Wednesday, February 14, 1979. The retirement party concluded 35 continuous years with the station.  

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MORRISON STREET BRIDGE, EARLY 1900’s

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MARILYN AND JOE WERE WED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Marilyn Monroe Joe DiMaggio were marred at San Francisco City Hall on
Thursday, January 14, 1954. Monroe filed for divorce on grounds of
mental cruelty nine months after the wedding. After Monroe’s death in
1962, DiMaggio had red roses delivered to her crypt two to three times
a week for some twenty years.  

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The newlyweds and a photo of the brides diamond ring

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WILLIAM BENDIX, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1906

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William Bendix (January 14, 1906 – December 14, 1964)

Bendix was a film, radio, and television actor, best remembered for the
title role in the movie The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and for his portrayal
of Chester A. Riley in radio and television’s The Life of Riley. He also
received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for 
Wake Island (1942).

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William Bendix in a scene from “Lifeboat” (1944)

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William Bendix and Claire Trevor in The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

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