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ENTREPRENEUR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984)

Businessman Ray Kroc was responsible for turning McDonald’s into the world’s
dominant fast-food chain after buying the business for $2.7 million in 1961. He
was the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until 1984.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918


Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992)

Sam Walton is the founder of Sam’s Club and the Walmart retail chain. He
pioneered the idea of consistently stocked shelves with wide-ranging goods
and products. When young, he delivered newspapers, farmed, and sold
magazines. He later worked at J.C. Penney in Des Moines, Iowa, as a
management trainee. Walton managed his first variety store, which was
part of the Butler Brothers chain, in 1945 when he was only 26.

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