Archive for May 24th, 2014

CREATOR OF POPULAR TOY HAS DIED AT 86

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) –  Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the
father of G.I. Joe for developing the world’s first action figure, has died.

He died of cancer early Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island. His
wife Nan said they were just about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Levine shepherded the toy through design and development as Hasbro’s head
of research and development.

 

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RACE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1878

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The first American bicycle race took place on Friday, May 24th, 1878 in Boston,
Massachusetts, it was not long before Chicago became a premier location for 
cycling races.

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Standard Columbia bicycle, built by the Pope Manufacturing co.
of Hartford, Connecticut. Front-wheel diameters ranged from 42
to 58 inches and sold for around $95.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is 73 today

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