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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
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Hitler race car could set auction record

PARIS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Christie's auction officials say a 1939 German race car commissioned by Adolf Hitler will likely fetch a record $12 million at a Paris auction in February.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2006 with 119 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2005 with 119 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2004 with 119 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2003 with 119 to follow.
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Commentary: The bugs in VW's past

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Sometimes there is nothing like a nice escapist puff piece in a lifestyle magazine to occasion a total reality check. In this case, it was an unassuming article
THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2002 with 119 to follow.
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Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an Austrian automotive engineer and honorary Doctor of Engineering. He is best known for creating the first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric), the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, as well as the first of many Porsche automobiles. Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

He made a number of contributions to advanced German tank designs: Tiger I, Tiger II, and the Elefant as well as the super-heavy Panzer VIII Maus tank, which was never put into production. In 1937, Porsche was awarded the German National Prize for Art and Science, one of the rarest decorations in Nazi Germany.

In 1996, Porsche was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and in 1999 posthumously won the award of Car Engineer of the Century.

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