Archive for August 29th, 2012

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

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Chicago, 1952

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Douglas MacArthur giving the keynote address

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Convention delegates show their support for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Phrase “I Like Ike” became one of the most famous campaign slogans in
U.S. history.

 

                      i like ike

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U.S. Sen. Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower with their wives at the
1952 Republican convention

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DIRECT FROM NBC CONVENTION CENTRAL

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Newscasters (L-R) Chet Huntley and David Brinkley

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RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH IS 89 TODAY

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Richard Samuel Attenborough (Baron Attenborough) is an English actor,
director, producer and entrepreneur. He is the current President of the
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi
in 1982. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe
Awards
. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton
Rock
(1947), The Great Escape (1963), 10 Rillington Place (1971),
Miracle on 34th Street
(1994) and Jurassic Park (1993).

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From left: James Stewart and Richard Attenborough from “Flight
of The Phoenix”

 

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From “Miracle on 34th Street”

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GREAT PIECE OF AMERICANA IS FOR SALE!

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The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by the late Neil Armstrong

(Fox News) – A few months ago it was little more than a curio: a Corvette once
used by Neil Armstrong being auctioned on Ebay. But with the passing of the
American hero on August 25th there’s new interest in this very unique piece
of history.

The now derelict 1967 coupe was driven by the first man on the Moon for a year
through a special leasing program offered to astronauts by Melbourne, Florida, Chevrolet dealer Jim Rathman. Upon its return, the blue ‘Vette was purchased
by an employee at the dealership but was left unused in a garage since 1981
before being bought by its current owner, Joe Crosby of Merritt Island, Florida,
in February of this year.

The Corvette failed to sell during the Ebay auction in May, with a high bid of
$251,638.00 coming just short of the unpublished reserve, according to Crosby
who says he received calls from three of the bidders within an hour of the
announcement of Armstrong’s death, but that the offers still aren’t quite where
he wants them. Crosby hasn’t raised his original target price, despite the
newfound significance of the car.

Crosby isn’t planning to put it back on Ebay, but he’s listed in the phonebook
and ready to listen to any serious offers.

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Neil Armstrong

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A LOOK BACK AT THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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President George W. Bush looks out the window of Air Force
One as it flies over New Orleans to survey the damage left by
Katrina on Aug. 31, 2005.

 

HURRICANE KATRINA

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