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Henry Ford Sets Speed Record

The founder of the Ford Motor Company set a world speed record on January 12, 1904. Driving model 999, called the “Arrow Racer,” a vehicle with no hood, or body, and built on a wooden chassis, Ford and his mechanic friend, Ed “Spider” Huff, traveled one mile in 39.4 seconds at the breakneck speed of 91.4 miles per hour.

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Premieres

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Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

Twenty-four-year-old Chuck Yeager became the fastest human on earth in 1946 when he ripped through ... more
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