Archive for February 23rd, 2011

AND NOW…THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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cisco kid safety club

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PORTLAND’S CORBETT BUILDING IN 1910

corbett building around 1910

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SEIGE OF THE ALAMO BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1836

remember the alamo 
 
The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in  
the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under General
Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near what is now 
San Antonio, Texas. All but two of the Texian defenders were killed.

Alamo battle

Alamo main
The Alamo as it looks today

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RECORD ENTERS THE CHARTS ON THIS DATE IN 1963

Chiffons-resized
he's so fine

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DEBUT OF THE TOOTSIE-ROLL ON THIS DATE IN 1896

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Austrian immigrant Leo Hirshfield brought his recipe for a chocolaty, chewy candy
to America and produced it in a small store in New York City.The candy was named
after his five-year-old daughter (nickname of "Tootsie"). It was delivered by wagon
until 1915 (above). In 1917 the name changed to Sweets Company of America and
on June 16, 1925 was registered under the "Tootsie Rolls" trademark.

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tootsie roll 1909-conf-jnl-00132

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