The latest edition in the overwhelmingly popular Great Events from History series, Modern Scandals examines over 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this set are 3-5 pages long and follow the same reader-friendly format that users have come to expect from the Great Events from History series.August 19, 1973 Cheating Scandal Shocks Soap Box Derby # October 10, 1973 Spiro T. Agnew Resigns Vice Presidency. Engineer Robert Brookings Lange, Sr., encouraged his fourteen-year-old nephew, Jimmy Gronen, to install an electromagnet and battery in his soap box derby car. ... 250 pounds, that cars use specific derby wheels and axles, and that welded material was not permitted in making the car. ... Spectators immediately began to speculate about his unusually fast start.
|Title||:||Great Events from History: 1972-1998|
|Author||:||Carl Leon Bankston|
|Publisher||:||Salem PressInc - 2009|