here is a bit of intro that we might use for the sidebox - we could put the selection tool for OTD on this page. note that when you click on an OTD article you get a different top sidebox - this is cool.
Each day we bring you the true story of a famous event that happened on this day in history.
On Oct. 1, 1908, the Ford Model T was introduced to the public. The Model T, called the “car for the great multitude” by Henry Ford, made cars available to the average person, revolutionizing the automobile industry.
On Sept. 23, 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave a speech defending the existence of a controversial campaign fund. His discussion of his family life, including a mention of the family dog named Checkers, drew sympathy from the public, helping him maintain his position on the presidential ticket.