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Unique Father's Day Gifts | Affordable Gifts For Dads

Father’s Day has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day
since the
Middle Ages. In America, Father’s Day was founded by
Sonora Smart Dodd (below) and celebrated on the third Sunday of
June for the first time in 1910. It is held on various days in many parts
of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May
and June.

The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad - ABC News
Sonora Smart Dodd (February 18, 1882 – March 22, 1978)

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BALL TEAM FOUNDER HAS DIED AT 96

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Harry Glickman Receives Award from Hall of Fame | Portland Trail ...
Harry Glickman (May 13, 1924 – June 10, 2020)

Glickman was a Portland, Oregon journalist, promoter, and sports
executive. He was one of the founders of the
Portland Trail Blazers,
and the team’s president from 1987 to 1994.

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            Here is the new Portland Trail Blazers logo - oregonlive.com

                  

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DOLL MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy
Fair in New York City.

Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-
produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman
behind Barbie was Ruth Handler (below), who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with
her husband in 1945. After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls
to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there
was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to
imagine the future.

Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German
comic strip character.

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Mattell founders Ruth and Elliot Handler with a Barbie doll.

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Ruth Marianna Handler(Mosko)
(November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002)


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SUPER CANDY BAR FOR THE SUPER BOWL

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To honor the iconic candy brand’s 90th anniversary, the brains behind
Snickers decided, hey, what better way to celebrate that than with a
4,700-pound candy bar? Someone in the room then likely said, “There
is no better way!” and thus the “largest Snickers bar ever created” was
born.

The bar reportedly took more than 600 people to construct and used
caramel, peanuts, nougat and 3,500 pounds of chocolate to create the
“equivalent to more than 41,000 single-size Snickers bars.”

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Construction of the large bar (above) that will be a tease to
the Snickers commercial that will be played during the
Super Bowl on Feb. 2.  

  

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Franklin Clarence Mars
(September 24, 1882 – April 8, 1934)

Frank Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.
(originally called Mar-O-Bar Co.),
invented the Snickers bar in 1930, 
named after the favorite horse of
the Mars family.

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FOUNDING BAND MEMBER IS DEAD AT 70

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Lawrence E. Junstrom (June 22, 1949 – October 6, 2019)

(Fox News) – Larry Junstrom, a founding member of the Southern rock
band
Lynyrd Skynyrd and bassist for .38 Special, has died. 

The announcement was made on Sunday via .38 Special’s Facebook
page. Junstrom played with the band from 1977 until his retirement
in 2014, due to a hand injury which required surgery.

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38 Special band members walk the red carpet at the 34th Annual
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert and Show in Atlanta,
Ga., on Oct. 14, 2012.

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