Archive for July 30th, 2019

CAMPBELL’S FOR A SUMMER LUNCH IN 1961

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The Campbell Soup Company was started in 1869 by
Joseph A. Campbell,
a fruit merchant from
Bridgeton, New Jersey, and Abraham Anderson, an
icebox manufacturer from South Jersey. They produced canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and minced meats.

In 1876, Anderson left the partnership and the company became known
as the Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company".

Canned soups and related products are sold by Campbell’s in 120
countries
around the world.

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Joseph Albert Campbell
(May 15, 1817 – March 27, 1900)

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Entrance to Campbell’s headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

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BILL SIGNED INTO LAW ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) signed Medicare, a health insurance
program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony,
which took place at the Truman Library in Independence,
Missouri,
former President
Harry Truman (seated right) was enrolled as Medicare’s
first beneficiary receiving the first Medicare card.
         

Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become the first
president to propose national health insurance, an initiative that was
opposed at the time by Congress.


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President Lyndon Johnson (left) and President Harry S. Truman
shake hands at the Medicare Bill Signing.

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