Archive for January 25th, 2014

THE INVENTION OF A POPULAR LIP BALM

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In the early 1880s, Dr. Charles Browne Fleet a physician and pharmacist from
Lynchburg, Virginia, invented ChapStick as a lip balm. The handmade product, 
which resembled a wickless candle wrapped in tin foil, was sold locally, and did 
not have much success.

In 1912, John Morton, also a Lynchburg resident, bought the rights to the
product for five dollars. Mrs. Morton melted the pink ChapStick mixture in
their home kitchen, cooled it, and cut it into sticks. Their lucrative sales were 
used to found the Morton Manufacturing Corporation.

In the early 1930s, Frank Wright, Jr., a local commercial artist was paid a
flat fee of $15 to design the ChapStick logo that is still in use today.

 

                                    Dr. Fleet
                                      Dr. Charles B. Fleet                   

                 fleet apothecary

     CHAPSTICK main

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                        Mike Gracia

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Alicia Keys (Alicia Augello Cook) is 33 today

The song “Fallin” attained global success, reaching number-one on the 
US Billboard Hot 100
, and the top five in several other countries. It also
received numerous certifications around the world, and is one of the best- 
selling singles of 2001. In 2009, the record was listed as the 29th most 
successful song of the 2000s.

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FIRST WINTER GAMES ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games,
was a multi-sport event which was held in Chamonix, France. Originally called
“International Winter Sports Week", in association with the 1924 Summer
Olympics
, the sports competitions were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in
Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between January 25 and February 5, 
1924. The Games were organized by the French Olympic Committee, and 
were in retrospect designated by the International Olympic Committee.

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