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Camille Bohannon

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Born in the U.S.A.became Bruce Springsteen’s most commercially
successful album and one of the highest-selling records ever, selling
30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by critics as one of
the greatest albums of all time.

 

                     

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BOB FARRELL HAS DIED AT 87

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Robert E. "Bob" Farrell
(1927 – 2015 )

Robert "Bob" Farrell, founder of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour,
died Friday the 14th. He was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and
raised in an orphanage. He served in the Air Force in 1945.

Farrell worked multiple jobs in the food service industry, where
he moved up the ladder as a salesman for Libby Foods, the
once-competitor of Heinz Foods. He opened the first store in
Portland, Ore. in 1963.

Farrell lived in Vancouver, Washington and is survived by his 
wife, Mona, his three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Recalling the joy he found in Brooklyn ice cream parlours and with the help of his friend Ken McCarthy, he opened the first store in Portland, Ore. in 1963, soon after appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the largest ice cream sundae.

He opened six stores within the next five years and by 1973, the chain had 55 stores, which Farrell sold to the Marriott Corporation.

Farrell remained the spokesperson for the corporation until 2001, when two Orange County entrepreneurs, Michael Fleming and Paul Kramer, decided to give the Farrell’s concept another spin. Fleming oversees eight Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours locations, two in Orange County.

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COMPANY FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1900

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The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Samuel
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to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms
of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge
potential for marketing tires for automobiles.

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Harvey Samuel Firestone (December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938)

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PRODUCT INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Donald Edward Goerke (August 8, 1926 – January 10, 2010)

SpaghettiOs was introduced by the Campbell Soup Company under the Franco-American brand, the pasta was created by Donald Goerke (above) called "the
Daddy-O of SpaghettiOs”. Rejected shapes during a year-long internal study 
included cowboys, Indians, spacemen, stars, and sports shapes. During the development of SpaghettiOs, Goerke was a marketing manager with Franco-
American, then a division of Campbell. During his 35 years with Campbell,
Goerke created over 100 products including the Chunky line of soups.

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