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JOHNNY ON THE SET

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CARSON KING

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER IS 74 TODAY

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Mario Gabriele Andretti 

Anddretti is a retired Italian American world champion race car driver, one of 
the most successful in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to 
win in Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR and World Sportscar Championship 
(the other being Dan Gurney). Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World 
Championship
, four IndyCar titles (three under USACsanctioning, one under 
one under CART), and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to
win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One
World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver
to have won a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Formula One, and
and Indianapolis 500. He has a total of 109 career wins on major circuits.

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OUTLAWED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Workers of the UAW pictured during the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937

Workers used the technique of the sit-down strike since the beginning of the 20th 
century, not only in the United States, but also in Italy, Poland, Yugoslavia, and
France. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) were the first American union 
to use the sit-down strike. On December 10, 1906, at the General Electric Workers 
in Schenectady, New York
, 3,000 workers sat down on the job and stopped plant 
production to protest the dismissal of three fellow IWW members.

The United Auto Workers staged successful sit-down strikes in the 1930s, best
remembered is the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937. The U.S. Supreme Court 
outlawed sit-down strikes on February 27, 1939.

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Form letter that non-striking GM workers mailed to President Roosevelt in 1937

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby Checker ( Ernest Evans) turned 72 in October

"Pony Time" by Chubby Checker is his second U.S. #1 hit after
“The Twist” in 1960. It introduced a new dance style.

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