Archive for May 20th, 2011

GEORGE GOBEL ~ (MAY 20, 1919 – FEB. 24, 1991)

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GEORGE GOBEL

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George Gobel was a comedian and actor, best known as the star of 
his own weekly NBC- TV show, The George Gobel Show. It ran from
1954 to 1960.

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RACE CAR DRIVER TURNED 40 TODAY

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Driver/owner Tony Stewart  has won titles in Indy cars and stock cars, as well
as midget, sprint and USAC Sliver Crown cars, giving him the recognition of
"one of the finest racers of his generation." Stewart currently owns and drives
the No. 14 (below) Office Depot Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup  
Series for his own team, Stewart-Haas under crew chief Darian Grubb.

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JAMES STEWART ~ (MAY 20, 1908-JULY 2, 1997)

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James Stewart was a film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a
noted military career and was a  World War ll and Vietnam veteran, who was
promoted to the rank of Brigader General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

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It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946

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James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh in Spirit of St. Louis (1957).

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MARKETING OF LEVI’S BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1873

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In late 1872 Jacob Davis (below) a Reno, Nevada tailor, started making men’s
work pants with metal points of strain for greater strength. He wanted to patent
the process but needed a business helper, so he turned to Levi Strauss (above)
from whom he purchased some of his fabric. On May 20, 1873, Strauss and Davis received a U.S. patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim
work pants. Levi Strauss & Co. began manufacturing the famous Levi’s brand of
jeans, using fabric from a textile manufacturing company in Manchester, New
Hampshire.

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Levi ad from 1875

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE ~ IN 1967

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