Archive for March 12th, 2017

FIRST APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The daily syndicated newspaper comic strip Dennis the Menace was originally
created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. It debuted in 16 newspapers
and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. It is now written and drawn
by Ketcham’s former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, and is
distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages
by King Features Syndicate.

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

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME / CONSERVATION

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While calls for daylight saving date back hundreds of years, the first practical
attempt to “spring forward, and fall back” began as a conservation measure
during World War I. In April 1916, Germany implemented the world’s first
clock shift as part of a plan to save on electricity and divert extra coal to their
soldiers on the front. Many other nations soon followed suit, including the
United States in 1918.

Daylight saving was widely regarded as a wartime measure, however, and
many countries reverted to standard time after the fighting ended. It would
take more than 20 years and another World War before the practice became
permanent.

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SINGER JAMES TAYLOR IS 69 TODAY

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James Vernon Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Folk singer James Taylor is known for hit songs like "You’ve Got a
Friend" and "Fire and Rain". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 2000.

Taylor suffered from depression starting his senior year of high
school and would spend twenty hours a day sleeping.

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PAST WORLD NEWS EVENTS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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1938

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Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy as “Pogo the Clown”.

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