Archive for November 16th, 2011

BOTTLE PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Prototype of the “Contour” Coke         A Cocoa Bean Pod  
bottle

The contoured Coca-Cola bottle was one of the first glass containers to ever be 
patented based on its unique shape. The design was said to have been  modeled 
after the Cocoa Bean Pod (above), an ingredient of Coca-Cola. The bottle made
its commercial debut in 1916.

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The Coke bottle of 1916

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L I F E ~ ON THIS DAY

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1942

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1953

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1959

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1962

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PIPELINE ACT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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alaska pipeline

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act is a U.S. federal law that was signed by 
President Richard Nixon on Friday November 16, 1973. It authorized the building of 
an oil pipeline connecting the North Slope of Alaska to Port Valdez (see map) and specifically halted all legal challenges that had been filed primarily by environmental activists who were against construction of the pipeline. A federal right-of-way for the pipeline and transportation highway was granted on January 3, 1974 and the deal
was signed by the oil companies on January 23, allowing construction work to begin
on the 800 mile pipeline. The project was completed in 1977.   

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CLU GULAGER TURNED 83 TODAY

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Television and film actor Clu Gulager is noted for his co-starring role as William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) in the 1960–62 NBC TV series The Tall Man and for his role
in the NBC series The Virginian from 1962 – 1971.

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MUSICAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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rogers and hammerstein 

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Mary Martin (left) with the Trapp family children

The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music was a musical by  
Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein ll. It starred Mary Martin  
(shown above) and Theodore Bikel. It opened on November 16, 1959. The  
musical has enjoyed many productions and revivals since then including  
a 1965 film with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won  
five Academy Awards. Many songs from the musical have become 
standards, including the title song “The Sound of Music”.

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Mary Martin with costar Theodore Bikel

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