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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kruse GWS Auctions announced Wednesday,
Elvis Presley fans, if they have the money, can take to the road in his
personal white 1973 stretch limousine (the car the music icon often
used to get around Memphis, Tennessee), a GMC pickup truck that
has since been restored or his last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley Davidson
FLH 1200 Electra Glide. The auction house said the items will be part
of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on August 31.

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Elvis Presley’s Keys to His 1973 Stretch Limousine Which He Gifted to J.D. Sumner
Elvis Presley’s keys to his 1973 stretch limousine.

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Kool-Aid is a brand of flavored drink mix owned by Kraft
. The powder form was created by Edwin Perkins in
1927 based upon a
liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack.     
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  Edwin Elijah Perkins        
  (January 8, 1889 – July 3, 1961

The building in Hastings, Nebraska, where Kool-Aid was invented.

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Todays Kool-Aid look.

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(Fox News) – Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Opens a New Window. jersey from 1928-1930 sold at auction on Saturday for $5.64 million,
setting setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports
memorabilia ever sold.
The gray road uniform was one of more than
items that Ruth’s family and other collectors supplied for the
auction at Yankee Stadium. Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth
Tosetti, said in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go
to charity.


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The toy Mr. Potato Head was invented and developed by George Lerner in
1949, and first manufactured and distributed by
Hasbro in 1952. Mr. Potato
Head was the first toy
advertised on TV and has remained in production
since its debut. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts
with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable, but
due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set
in 1964.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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George Lerner (1922–1995)

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U.S. President Harry S. Truman was the first world leader to recognize the state of Israel in 1948, but he didn't sign the official statement until years later. It is now for sale.

(Fox News) – A rare document signed by the president of the United States recognizing the Jewish State of Israel is up for sale, days ahead of Israeli Independence Day.

Before any other nation, President Harry S. Truman issued the historic 
statement recognizing "the new State of Israel" dated May 14, 1948. But
he didn’t sign the official document until many years later.

Truman had a signed photocopy made after Zecharia Sitchin, chairman of
the American-Israel Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair held from 1964-
65, discussed with the president the "regretful fact" the official document
of recognition wasn’t signed. The Democratic president signed it then and
there and left it in the care of Sitchin, displayed at the Pavilion. It was also displayed at the Israeli Embassy in Washington and at a Zionist of America

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President Harry S. Truman is shown in the Oval Office on
July 9, 1948.

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