Archive for June 10th, 2016

PRODUCT DEVELOPED ON THIS DAY IN 1903

In 1902, Binney & Smith developed and introduced the Staonal marking crayon
and in 1903 Edwin Binney, working with his wife, Alice Stead Binney, made his
own product line of wax crayons which sold under the brand name "Crayola." The Crayola name was coined by Mrs.Binney, a former schoolteacher. It comes from
"craie", French for "chalk," and "ola" for "oleaginous", or "oily.

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

 

 

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

The song "I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder peaked at number-
two on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in July 1967. It was held out of the
top spot by "Light My Fire" by The Doors and spent four non-consecutive
weeks at number-one on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.

           


Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Judkins) turned 66 in May.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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ROSS SIMPSON

 



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



Ray Charles on THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, September 18, 1972.

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HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924


Audie Leon Murphy was born in Texas. 
(20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971)

Audie Murphy was a honored U.S. WWII hero who became an action
movie star. He was decorated with 33 medals including three Purple
Hearts, two Silver Stars, an Expert Badge with Bayonet, and the Medal
of Honor. He left school in the fifth grade and began working on a farm
to support his family. He became famous through an article in LIFE
magazine (below). Suffering from what would today be termed (PTSD)
posttraumatic stress disorder, he slept with a loaded handgun under
his pillow and consumed addictive sleeping pills.

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