Archive for August 21st, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY

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Kenny Rogers at age 17

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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is 76 today

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PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Early Burroughs adding machine

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William S. Burroughs (1855-1898)

Burroughs was the son of a mechanic and worked
with machines throughout his childhood. He invented
a "calculating machine" designed to ease the monotony
of clerical work. He was a founder of the American
Arithmometer Company
(1886), which later became
the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (1904),
then the Burroughs Corporation (1953) and in 1986,
merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys. He
was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors
Hall of Fame.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

Swing-era bandleader Count Basie is noted for his theme songs One O’clock
Jump
from 1937 and April in Paris from 1932. He originally wanted to be a 
drummer, but took up the piano at age 15.

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