Archive for January 24th, 2012

OREGON’S TERRITORIAL CAPITAL BUILDING

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Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon, 1880 

The above building served as Oregon’s territorial capitol for a short period of time
when the territorial legislature met in Corvallis on December 3, 1855. It was located
on the northwest corner of Second Street and Adams Avenue. The legislature later 
assembled in Salem on December 18, 1855, where it has stayed since.  

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ESKIMO PIE PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1922

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Eskimo Pie, the chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar wrapped in foil, was the invention of Danish Immigrant Christian Kent Nelson, who was a school teacher
and the owner of a candy store. He got the inspiration for Eskimo Pie in 1920 in
Onawa, Iowa when a young customer couldn’t decide between ice cream or a
chocolate bar. After experimenting with various ways of coating bricks of ice
cream with melted chocolate, Nelson began selling his discovery under the
name of “I-Scream Bars”.

In 1921, he filed for a patent and obtained an agreement with local chocolate
maker Russell C. Stover to mass-produce them under the new trademark
name “Eskimo Pie” (a name suggested by Mrs. Stover). After a patent was
issued to the Eskimo Pie Corporation on January 24, 1922, Nelson soon
franchised the product. One of the earliest advertisements for Eskimo Pie
appeared in the November 3, 1921 issue of the Iowa City Press-Citizen,
shown below.

 

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Christian Kent Nelson

Eskimopies early ad

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RECORDED BY ELVIS ON THIS DAY 1957

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“Teddy Bear” was released June 11, 1957 and became a number-one hit for
Elvis Presley during the summer of 1957. The single stayed on top of the charts
for seven weeks.

 

From the movie “Loving You”

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WARTIME LEADER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)

Winston Churchill was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War ll. He served as Prime Minister    twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955).  

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NUMBER ONE RECORD IN 1951

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“Mockin’ Bird Hill” was recorded on January 17, 1951, first reached the Billboard pop music chart on February 24, 1951, lasting 22 weeks and
peaking at #
2.



 

Patti Page
Patti Page turned 84 on November 8th

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