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Another Nixon story challenged, January 10, 1959

January 10, 2009 |  6:00 am

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A strike at a Hollywood supermarket turns into a management lockout involving 1,000 grocery stores across Southern California that lasts for 28 days. The union negotiator charged that the lockout was aimed at crushing the clerks' union and forcing smaller markets out of business in favor of the "Big Dozen."

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Richard Nixon's memoirs famously begin "I was born in the house my father built." But his mother told The Times he was born in a hospital!

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Above, a father commits suicide on the grave of his young son and a driver gets six months for killing an LAPD officer.

Robert Mangrum admitted running a red light and broadsiding the patrol car of Officers Joseph Bennett and George Burgoon. The impact threw both officers out of their vehicle. Bennett was killed when hit a utility pole 35 feet away and Burgoon was injured when he was thrown under a parked car. Mangrum told police he was doing 35 mph in a 25-mph zone.
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Federal courts rule Atlanta's bus segregation laws are illegal.
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Back when you could order a World War I 03 Springfield or Colt Government Model ($281.24 USD 2007) by phone--like a pizza!

Update: I stand corrected. The ad says handguns had to be purchased in the store. Evidently only rifles and shotguns were available C.O.D. by phone--like a pizza. So much for my fantasy: "I'd like a Union Switch & Signal .45 in original finish, no anchovies, please."






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