Flint, Michigan (JFK+50) Sixty-two years ago today, June 30, 1953, the first Corvette rolled off General Motor Company's assembly line.
The 'Vette, designed by Harley Earl, was produced with the first all fiberglass body in an American sports car. All the Corvettes made in 1953 were white convertibles with red interiors and black tops.
Three hundred 1953 models were produced followed by 3640 in 1954. The second year models were available in blue, red and black, as well as white.
The 1961 model featured a redesigned "duck tail" rear end with four round lights. By 1962, the 'Vette had become America's favorite sports car.
A CBS television series titled "Route 66" premiered on October 7, 1960 featuring Todd Stiles (Martin Milner) and Buz Murdock (George Maharis) "seeing the USA in (their) Chevrolet" Corvette. The series ended on March 20, 1964 after 116 episodes.
TRUMAN ORDERS US FORCES TO KOREA
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Sixty-five years ago today, June 30, 1950, President Harry S Truman ordered American forces to Korea.
The order came just three days after the United Nations Security Council voted to support South Korea after the invasion by the North Korea on June 25.
Over the next 3 years, the United States would provide half the UN ground forces in Korea as well as a majority of the air and naval power.