Datebook: May 7 - Mercedes-Benz Buys Chrysler 15 Years Ago

May 7, 2013

It was called "a merger of equals" and one of the biggest in the history of modern industry. On this day in 1998, Daimler-Benz purchased 92% of Chrysler for nearly $40 billion. Despite being one of the "Big 3" US automakers, Chrysler was sold off in 2007, declared bankruptcy in 2009, and is currently owned by Fiat.

It’s Tuesday, May 7

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place this Saturday in Mayfield and Graves County. Residents can leave canned or boxed food items at their mailboxes for postal carriers to pick up for Need Line. No glass containers, please, and items must be at the mailbox by 8:30AM. Cards should arrive in the mail today with more information.

Friday at noon as part of the Music at Midday series, organist Stephen Wiggin gives a brief recital at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville. He performs music by Cesar Franck on the historic Estey pipe organ. The public is invited to attend.

Grace Episcopal Church in Paducah hosts "The Art of Grace: Vintage Views," a display of artwork created by Grace Church members 60 years or older. The show features photography, writing, painting, woodwork, fiber arts, metalwork, and more. An opening reception is Thursday evening at 6 at Fletcher Hall.

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