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Hollie Newton
Nov 29, 2013

 

50 years ago, 1963: An 11-year-old Huron girl found an 1895 $20 gold piece. Margaret Wechter, fifth grade, saw something shiny while walking through a corn field. The coin was believed to be a collector's item worth at least $35.

25 years ago, 1988: In a curious blend of pomp and secrecy the Air Force unveiled its Stealth bomber at a tightly orchestrated roll-out ceremony. The $500 million plane, designed to be near-invisible to radar, looked like a remarkably thin boomerang with three bulges on top.

10 years ago, 2003: Vandalism to more than a dozen cars prompted some neighbors to organize informal watch groups. The windows of at least 16 vehicles parked along Central Avenue, Carr Street and Campbell Street were smashed. Nothing was reported missing.

Comments

Contango

Re: "the Air Force unveiled its Stealth bomber"

Oh how the human race loves to kill one another, while perfecting better ways to do it more efficiently.

The 20th Century with approx. 100 million dead proved to be the bloodiest in History.

Bet we can top that in the 21st.

KURTje

Operation Paperclip. Taken technology from the Germans after WW2.