Archive for March 24th, 2013

ON THE SET WITH ED AND JOHNNY

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From left: Ed McMahon and Tonight Show host Johnny Carson

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FIRST AUTOMOBILE SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1898

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From Scientific American Magazine, 1898

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The Winton automobile

The Winton Motor Carriage Company was one of the first American companies to
sell a motor car. On March 24, 1898, 70 year old Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania became the first person to buy a Winton after seeing the first ad for
a automobile in Scientific American magazine. The company later bought the car
back and donated it to the Smithsonian Museum in 1929.

         Winton-auto logo

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Donahue

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ESCAPE ARTIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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   Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz) (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

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Houdini performing his "Chinese Water Torture Cell" trick  

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Portland appearance in 1915

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