Archive for June 4th, 2012

OBEY THAT IMPULSE WITH A PEPSI!

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PORTLAND ROSE PARADE FLOAT FROM 1949

ROSE PARADE FLOAT 1949

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ACTRESS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1907

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     Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) 

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Rosalind Russell
1943

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VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The Battle of Midway is widely regarded as the most important naval battle
of the
Pacific Campaign of World War II Between 4 and 7 June 1942.

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CARS FIRST TEST RUN ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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Henry Ford seated on his Quadricycle

The Ford Quadricycle was the first vehicle developed by Henry Ford. It was a
simple frame with an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels driven
by a chain.The two cylinder engine could produce 4 horsepower with a two
gear transmission, one for 10 mph and the second for 20 mph.

On the morning of Thursday, June 4, 1896, Henry Ford put the finishing
touches on his motor car in his tiny workshop behind his home and took
it out for a test drive. The success of that little vehicle led to the founding
of the Henry Ford Company which later became the Ford Motor Company
in 1903.

 

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The original Quadricycle on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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