Archive for December 19th, 2017

DRAG RACING LEGEND HAS DIED AT 73

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Bob Glidden
  (August 18, 1944 – December 17, 2017)

Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden passed away on Sunday
after being hospitalized earlier in the month for an undisclosed illness.

Glidden was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005
and in 2001, a panel ranked him fourth in the National Hot Rod Association
Top 50 Drivers, 1951-2000. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inducted
Glidden in 1994. He came out of retirement to drive occasionally through the
2010 season, and although never won again, he left a championship legacy.

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GIFTS FOR THE MERRIEST CHRISTMAS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
PA, to camp for the winter on this day in 1777.

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‘The Prayer at Valley Forge’ by Arnold Friberg.

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Charles Dickens’ novel "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England on this day in 1843.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 
 

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Apollo 17
splashed down in the Pacific on this day in 1972, ending
the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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On this day in 1957, "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

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Robert Preston Meservey  (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

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