On this day: January 14

POSTED: 11:12 AM PST Jan 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 13, 2015 

FDR becomes the first president to fly while in office, Joltin' Joe and Marilyn Monroe elope, Bogie dies, and the Miami Dolphins cap off a perfect season, all on this day.

OTD January 14 - John Francis Dodge
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1920: Automobile manufacturing pioneer John Francis Dodge dies of Spanish flu and pneumonia at the age of 55 in Manhattan, New York. Dodge co-founded the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 to supply parts and assemblies for Detroit's growing auto industry and the company began making its own complete vehicles in 1915.


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