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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.

John D. Rockefeller: World's First Billionaire

Becoming the first billionaire may have been John D. Rockefeller’s destiny. By 1851, at the ... more

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s George H. Bush!

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Benedict Arnold

He went from being one of the bravest commanders of the Revolutionary War to having his name ... more
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