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PRODUCT DEVELOPED ON THIS DAY IN 1903

Black-and-white photographs of Crayola's founders Edwin Binney and his cousin, C. Harold Smith, c. 1900

Crayola’s founders from left: Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith.

Edwin Binney, working with his wife, Alice Stead Binney, developed his
own famous product line of wax crayons which it sold under the brand
name "Crayola." The Crayola name was coined by Alice Binney, wife
of company founder Edwin and a former schoolteacher. It comes from
"craie", French for "chalk," and "ola" for "oleaginous", or "oily.


The Rubens Crayola No. 500 crayon box

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Ross Simpson

 



Ray Charles Robinson
(September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

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BEST SELLER ON THIS DAY IN 1958


   Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003)

The novelty song "The Purple People Eater" was in the #1 spot until July
14. Wooley finished composing it within an hour.

                               

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