Archive for January 9th, 2012

BART STARR IS 79 TODAY

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Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr is a former professional  football player and 
coach. He was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956
to 1971 and let the team to multiple NFL championships. He was named
the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls and earned four
Pro Bowl selections. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. Starr won the league
MVP award in 1966.  

 

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BAR CODE TRIVIA

 BAR CODES

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George J. Laurer, an engineer at IBM, is considered the inventor of the
U.P.C. or Uniform Product Code in 1973. In June of 1974, the first U.P.C.
scanner was installed at a Marsh’s supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first
product to have a bar code included was a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit
chewing gum.

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A TALK WITH CLARA PELLER

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Clara was reportedly dropped from the Wendy’s commercials by the vice
president of the company because she appeared in a Prego pasta sauce
commercial in 1985 saying… “she found the beef”!

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THE LAST UNMANNED MOON EXPLORATION

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The Surveyor 7 landing site on the Moon 

SURVEYOR 7 

On Tuesday, January 9, 1968, the Surveyor 7 space probe, the fifth and
final spacecraft of the Surveyor series, made a soft landing on the Moon,
marking the end of the American series of unmanned explorations of the
lunar surface. The primary objectives of the Surveyor program, a series
of seven robotic lunar soft landing flights, were to support the coming
manned Apollo landings. The Surveyor program had a total price tag
of $469 million.   

 

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SHIP DESTROYED BY FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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Near the completion of a $5 million conversion, the ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth caught fire on Sunday, January 9 1972. There is some speculation the fires were set deliberately, as several blazes broke out simultaneously throughout the ship. The
vessel had been acquired for $3.5 million, and had been insured for $8 million.

The ship was completely destroyed, and the water being sprayed by the fireboats to
put out the flames caused the Queen Elizabeth to capsize and sink in Hong Kong
Victory Harbor. It was soon declared a shipping hazard and was dismantled for
scrap between 1974 and 1975. Portions of the hull were left at the bottom of
the bay along with the keel and boilers.

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