Thursday, May 31, 2007

This Day in Auto History: 31 MAY

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This Day in Auto History:

Daniel James Moran of the Continental Oil Company is born in Cygnet, OH
The first motorized taxicab service in the United States is started in New York City
The Sterling-Knight Motors Company announces the purchase of the Supreme Motor Company of Warren, OH and its intent to begin production of a 6-cylinder car designed by Pete Sterling
The Socony-Vacuum Corporation changes its name to the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
Thomas S. Derr, a Stanley steam car mechanic who sporadically built the American Steam Car 1926-1942 using rebuilt Stanley engines and Hudson chassis, dies in Waban, MA at age 51

Source: Automobile History Day By Day, by Douglas A. Wick

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