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Sting Ray

Hollie Newton • Aug 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: The Chevrolet Airosphere Car Show was held at the Cedar Point Parade grounds for nine days. The show consisted of an air conditioned unit 100 x 40 ft., inflated and held in place by air pressure. An experimental automobile, the LP-700 Corvette, was the top attraction.

25 years ago, 1988: Coney Island beaches were closed due to syringes and blood vials washed ashore, keeping nearly 750,000 beachgoers crammed on the Boardwalk. The tide-borne medical debris forced swimmers to stay dry on the 90 degree day.

10 years ago, 2003: Britain sweltered through its hottest day on record and Alpine glaciers melted as a heat wave baked much of Europe for days. A reading of 100.2 degrees at Heathrow Airport was reported.

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