Archive for March 13th, 2015

THE FIRST COUPON ~

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Believed to be the first coupon ever, this ticket for a free glass of Coca-
Cola was first distributed in 1888 to help promote the drink. By 1913,
the company had redeemed 8.5 million tickets.


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John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip that was originally
created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. It debuted on March 12, 1951,
in 16 newspapers, originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. It is now written
and drawn by Ketcham’s former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand,
and distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages
by King Features Syndicate. The strip usually runs for a single panel on weekdays 
and a full strip on Sundays.

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Henry (Hank) King Ketcham (March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001)

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Mike Gracia

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NEIL SEDAKA IS 76 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York

Since his music career began in 1957, Sedaka has sold millions of
records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for
himself and others. He has had nine number-one hits.

Tune Trivia: Howard Greenfield got the inspiration for the song title from an old movie listing in TV Guide. The 1961 recording of the song required 26 takes over a three-
hour period. The single reached #4 on the Billboard chart.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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According to the co-writer and longtime group member Bob Gaudio, the
song was originally set in 1933 with the title "December 5th, 1933," and
celebrated the repeal of Prohibition.The lyrics were changed at the urgings
of Frankie Valli and lyricist Judy Parker.

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