Archive for December 9th, 2016

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SEALS

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On Saturday, December 7, 1907 Christmas seals were 
sold for the first time by Emily Bissell of the American
Red Cross in Wilmington, Delaware. She barrowed the
money from friends to print the first 50,000 Seals and
got permission from the Wilmington postmaster to sell
them in lobby of the post office.

Ms. Emily Bissell
Emily Perkins Bissell (May 31, 1861 – 1948)

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First Christmas Seals on sale in the Wilmington, Delaware post office.

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ALBUM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The Supremes album "Meet the Supremes" was their debut album. The studio
LP includes the group’s earliest singles: "I Want a Guy", "Buttered Popcorn",
"Your Heart Belongs to Me" and "Let Me Go the Right Way".

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HIGHLIGHTING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Kirk Douglas from Spartacus in1960.

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 100 today!

Kirk Douglas was a successful competitive wrestler in
college. His first major film was 1947’s Out of the Past.

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TITLE REGAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Sugar Ray Robinson (left) decks Carl Olson.

Sugar Ray Robinson upset the odds to regain the middleweight crown in 1955 by
knocking out champion Carl “Bobo” Olson in two rounds in Chicago.

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Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)
  
(May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989)

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