Archive for June 25th, 2018

LAST PACKARD MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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(History) – The last Packard–the classic American luxury car with the
famously enigmatic slogan “Ask the Man Who Owns One”–rolls off
the production line at Packard’s plant in Detroit,
Michigan on this
day in 1956.

Mechanical engineer James Ward Packard and his brother, William
Dowd Packard, built their first automobile, a buggy-type vehicle with
a single cylinder engine, in Warren,
Ohio in 1899 (below).

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REALITY TV STAR HAS DIED AT 77

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Richard Benjamin Harrison Jr. (March 4, 1941 – June 25, 2018)

(Fox News) – Richard Harrison, the curmudgeonly patriarch of the "Pawn
Stars" family whose grumbling about the goings-on in the Las Vegas
shop he ran with his son and grandson made him a reality TV star, has
died at 77.

"Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning
surrounded by those he loved. His son Rick (center below) said he will
be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn
and his many fans the world over.”

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Seen on the History cable channel.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War on this
day in 1950
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On this day in 1876, Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th
Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big
Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer’s Last Stand."

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George Armstrong Custer
(December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

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On this day in 1973, White House Counsel John Dean admitted that
U.S. President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

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The Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

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Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950)

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He
is best known for the allegorical
novella Animal Farm (1945) and the novel 
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997) 


Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer,
conservationist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer,
author and researcher who studied the sea and all
forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-lung,
pioneered
marine conservation. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
died of a heart attack on 25 June 1997 in Paris, two weeks
after his 87th birthday.

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