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Formula One Champ Kidnapped

Formula One Champ Kidnapped
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On this day in 1958, five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina is kidnapped in Cuba by a group of Fidel Castro’s rebels. Fangio was kidnapped from his hotel the day before the Cuba Gran Prix – intended to bring attention and showcase the country. The rebels wanted to bring international embarrassment to Cuban President, Fulgencio Batista, who would later be overthrown by Castro and his rebels.

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Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase for the theatre program during the fall semester. In the band he plays bass guitar and trumpet and during the 2014 season of Marching Band he was in percussion, and in the 2015 season he played bass guitar for the pit. Passarelli plans to eventually start a career in law enforcement although he has already acquired many skills and is very interested in possibly pursuing a career in construction. He plans to major in Business Management in college.

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