July 13 in History

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  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history


    Congress enacts Northwest Ordinance-1787.

    First World Cup-1930.

    Henry Ford II fires Lee Iacocca-1978.

    Largest tank battle in history ends-1943.



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  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Huey Rider: Sir; imagine

    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/0...-II-I-wont-forgive-the-*******/5908443941200/

    'The Ford family practiced the divine right of kings,' said Iacocca. 'They were a cut above even WASPs. I mean, they wouldn't even socialize with you, that's for sure. You could produce money for 'em, but you weren't about to hob-nob with 'em.'

    With a shrug, he added, 'It never bothered me that much, but I knew I had to scratch for what I got. Nobody was gonna say, 'There's a nice Italian boy, I'd like to take care of him.''

    NBC will show the hour-long documentary, 'Iacocca: An American Profile,' at 7 p.m. EST Sunday.

    Ford, who was then chairman of the company his grandfather founded, abruptly fired Iacocca as Ford president in 1978. He was widely quoted as telling Iacocca at the time that he simply didn't like him.

    Of his firing, Iacocca, over his dinner table, vowed in the documentary: 'That's something I won't forgive the ******* for.
     
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  3. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

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    Largest tank battle! Must be Kursk. Reading "Retribution" by Buttar right now. Covers it. Sounds like a real slug-fest. Hate to be in a T-34 with those 88 rounds whizzing through the turret!
     
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