Born in Ringebu, Norway, on this date in 1829: second great-grandfather Torger Gunderson Moen. Also featured on his death date, 28 February.
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On this date in 1957, Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel, the first new brand of American automobile in 38 years. After a disastrous lack of public acceptance, and thousands of unkind jokes about its unusual appearance, the brand was discontinued only three years later.