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CELEBRATE, IT’S NATIONAL POPCORN DAY!

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.

        

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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim
           

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the
world.

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A CRACKER JACK LAST–MINUTE GIFT IDEA!

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Ad appeared in the “Ladies’ Home  Journal,” December, 1956.

The Cracker Jack name was registered in 1896. A slogan, "The More You Eat
The More You Want", was also registered that year. Some
food historians
consider it the first
junk food.

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Sailor Jack and Bingo.

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Don’t forget the Surprise Inside.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

today in history

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying
the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long
Knives."

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America’s food and drug safety took a big step forward with the
Pure Food and Drug Act on this day in 1906.

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The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth on this day in
1971. The three cosmonauts (left) were found dead inside.

                  Soyuz 11 recovery
                                                                                 

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Margaret Mitchell (above) with her book, "Gone with the Wind,"
that was published on this day 1936.

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The 1939 epic historical romance film, adapted from the Margaret
Mitchell novel.

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On this day in 1994, The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding (left) of the 1994 national championship and banned
her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan (right).

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Nancy Kerrigan just after the attack.

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress Lena Horne
famously sang "Stormy Weather," won a Grammy Award for a 1981
album entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared
in film versions of
The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the
1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of
congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.

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DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1758

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Benjamin Franklin advertised mustard for sale for
the first time in America. The advertisement was
published in the Philadelphia Chronicle.

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