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REMEMBER THESE?

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1950’s


Originally called National Cash Register, now NCR Corporation, was
founded in 1884 and acquired by
AT&T in 1991. A restructuring of AT&T
in 1996 led to NCR’s re-establishment January 1,1997 as a separate
company and involved the
spin-off of Lucent Technologies from AT&T.

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THE STORY OF “THE PEANUT SPECIALIST’’

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Amedeo Obici   (July 15, 1877 – May 22, 1947)

 

In 1906, Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici, along with his
friend and business partner, Mario Peruzzi, founded
Planters Peanut Company in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He
started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vender
in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Obici later moved to Wilkes-
Barre, opened his own fruit stand, and invested in a
peanut roaster. He turned peddler within a few years,
using a horse and wagon, and calling himself "The
Peanut Specialist". Today, the snack food company
is a division of
Kraft Foods.



A 1917 drawing of the company’s brand icon by artist
Elmer
Cecil Stoner
based upon a contest entry by 14 year old
Antonio Gentile.

 


    1921

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INSPIRATIONAL HOME IS UP FOR SALE !

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Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

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(TMZ) – The farm that inspired E.B. White’s classic children’s novel, "Charlotte’s
Web," has hit the market, and looks to be a great deal.

The 44-acre saltwater farm in Brooklin, Maine — where White lived when he
wrote ‘Charlotte’ — has been listed at $3.7 million.

The property includes a farmhouse, a guest house and a barn — the inspiration
for Wilbur and Charlotte’s hangout. White bought the estate in 1933, and lived
there until he died in 1985.

The listing agent, Martha Dischinger of Down East Properties, said the current
owners are only selling because they’re in their 80s. FYI, there’s no livestock
on the grounds.

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‘STAR WARS’ DROID SELLS BIG AT AUCTION

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LOS ANGELES (AP) –  An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars”
films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was
compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for
$2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the
most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. 

 

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R2-D2, played by Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
on the set of the original Star Wars film in 1976.


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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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