Archive for July 2nd, 2019

LANDMARK LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in a ceremony at the White House, Washington DC, July 2, 1964 .

On this day in 1964, President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act
of 1964" into law. It made it illegal in the
U.S. to discriminate against others because of their race. The ceremony was nationally televised
from the White House.

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AUTOMOBILE EXECUTIVE HAS DIED AT 94

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Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2019)


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Lee Iacocca helped create the Ford Mustang and
then rescued Chrysler from bankruptcy in the 1980s. A member of
the family said he passed away today, but could not provide any 
further details.

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CHESS PIECE HAS SOLD FOR A BIG CHECK

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LONDON (AP) — A 900-year-old Viking chess piece bought for
a few dollars in the 1960s has sold at auction for $927,000.

The 3 1/2-inch Chess piece sold to an anonymous bidder at
Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday.

The Lewis chessman, in the form of a Norse warrior, was
carved from walrus ivory in the 12th century. 

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