Archive for December 3rd, 2014

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR TOYS IN 1956

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Mattel, Inc. was founded in 1945 by Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler. It
initially sold picture frames then dollhouse furniture. Mattel ranked #413 on the
Fortune 500 in 2008.The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price
Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys.The company is headquartered in
El Segundo, California.

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ANTACID INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Alka-Seltzer is an effervescent antacid and pain reliever first
marketed by the
Dr. Miles Medicine Company. It was developed
by Maurice Treneer, head chemist at Miles, in Elkhart, Indiana.

Alka-Seltzer is currently owned by Bayer Schering Pharma AG,
Germany
.

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"Plop, plop, fizz, fizz"

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Tom Belmont

Young-Ozzy

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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 66 today

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams
(December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012)

Andy Williams released seventeen Gold- and Platinum-certified
albums. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety
show, from 1962 to 1971 on NBC, and numerous TV specials.

Before fame, Andy and his brother performed on multiple radio
stations as The Williams Brothers (below).  

The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri is named after the
song he is most known for singing—Johnny Mercer and Henry
Mancini
‘s "Moon River".

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The Williams Brothers with Andy, third from the left

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