Making funny money

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Hollie Newton
Nov 15, 2013

 

50 years ago, 1963: Mrs. Robert Sijan of Huron was the first winner of the local Seat Belt Slogan contest. She won a set of two seat belts from the Sandusky Safety Council and $5 towards having them installed.

25 years ago, 1988: The Pentagon awarded two $3 million contracts for the design of a mini-'Star Wars" defense against shorter range missiles in the western Pacific. The design would defend against missiles with ranges up to 300 miles.

10 years ago, 2003: After only one month since the rollout of retooled $20 bills meant to thwart counterfeiters, knockoffs of the colorized currency were already starting to circulate. Nearly 200 versions of the new bill had surfaced after only a month on the market.