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$350 million mistake

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by

Posted in 101 Gold's Posts

It was revolutionary in design and it included many firsts but the public hated it.  What was it?  Find out here.







Today is National Newspaper Carrier Day.  Kudos to these hard working folks who get up before dawn and have to deliver EVERY SINGLE DAY!







1957:  Ford Motor Company introduced its infamous $350-million disaster car, the 1958 Edsel. It was the first car with a wrap-around windshield, electric door locks, cruise control, and four headlights.








1972: U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals.












2002: Texas cocktail waitress and aspiring pop star Kelly Clarkson was voted the first “American Idol” on the Fox TV series.









1962: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr recorded together for the first time at EMI’s St. John’s Wood Studio 2 in England. They rehearsed six numbers all day and recorded “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” that evening. “Love Me Do” was right on the 17th take. “P.S. I Love You” would be re-recorded a week later with Andy White on drums and Ringo playing maracas.








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