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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.

Althea Gibson's 1957 Wimbledon Win

Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon in 1957. Her strength ... more

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Wiley Post’s Record-Breaking Flights Around the World

Wiley Post may not have been the first pilot of his time to fly around the world, but he certainly ... more
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