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NATIONAL PARK ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY

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On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress created Yosemite National
Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant
sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914)
and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action,
which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and
paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature
lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.

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Benjamin Harrison
(August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901)

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John Muir 
(April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914)

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Riding through a giant sequoia tree.

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CANDY COMPANY INTROS NEW CHARACTER

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WASHINGTON (TND) — Mars, Inc. has introduced a new purple
character to its lineup of M&M’s, but not a new purple color of
the popular chocolate candy.

Aptly named "Purple," the new female character is coming
aboard to help the company "represent acceptance and
inclusivity,"
according to a news release.

It’s M&M’s first new character in a decade. The company said
Purple’s confidence, "keen self-awareness," and authenticity
give the character a "quirky nature."

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Franklin Clarence Mars (1883 – 1934)


Franklin C. Mars started the Mars Candy
Factory in 1911 with Ethel V. Mars, his
second wife, in
Tacoma, Washington.

This factory produced and sold fresh
candy wholesale, but ultimately the
venture failed. 

By 1920, Mars had returned to his home
state,
Minnesota, where the earliest
incarnation of the present day Mars
company was founded that year as
Mar-O-Bar Co., in
Minneapolis and later
incorporated there as Mars, Incorporated.

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MOVIE USED CAR MAKES AUCTION MONEY

The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot in Matera, Italy.
The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot
in Matera, Italy.

(FOX NEWS) – Bond is coming to the rescue again. At least his
car is.
An Aston Martin DB5
used during the making of the
latest 007
installment, "No Time to Die," has been auctioned
for over $3 million to raise money for charity.

The car is a replica that was built by Aston Martin to be identical
to the iconic 1964 car that Bond first drove in "Goldfinger."

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Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."
Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

After his death in a car crash on September 30, 1955, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy
Award
nomination for Best Actor for his role in East of
Eden
. Upon receiving a second nomination for his role in
Giant the following year.

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THE SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry

Gene Autry, the cowboy crooner and Hollywood hitmaker who
helped popularize
country-western music and became one of
the most celebrated performers in American history, was born
in Tioga, Texas, on this day in history, Sept. 29, 1907.

"In addition, his success as a singing cowboy launched an entire
genre of movies and paved the way for successful rivals such as
Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter."
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