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BIG BUSINESS WAS IN THEIR JEANS

First Versions: Levi Strauss & Co. (blue jeans)

The Story About Jeans, Part One | Calgary's Couture Dry Cleaner

On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and
Reno,
Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis (above) were given a patent to
create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth
of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans.

   
                          Levi's through the years - ABC News

1873 Levi Strauss Patents Copper-Riveted Jeans…Great Idea ...

Levi Strauss & Co. - Wikipedia

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MULTI-BILLIONAIRE DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1976

The Madness & Brilliance of Howard Hughes - Biographies by Biographics  Howard Hughes | Biography & Facts | Britannica

The Spruce Goose flew its one legendary flight in Long Beach 70 ...
The Spruce Goose, the first aircraft with a wingspan in excess of 300 feet, the largest flying boat ever built, made its one and only flight on
November 2, 1947, in Long Beach, California. It was designed and constructed by Howard Hughes and his Aircraft Company.

            

Who is Howard Hughes and what did he have to do with DIRECTV ...
Howard Robard Hughes Jr.(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)


Howard Hughes, one of the richest men to emerge from the American West during the 20th century, died while being flown from Acapulco
to Houston,Texas.

                              Howard Hughes: The Las Vegas Years the Women, the Mormons, the ...

The Secret World of Howard Hughes | Maclean's | FEBRUARY 4, 1985

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THE STORY OF “THE PEANUT SPECIALIST’’

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Amedeo Obici   (July 15, 1877 – May 22, 1947)

 

In 1906, Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici, along with his
friend and business partner, Mario Peruzzi, founded
Planters Peanut Company in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He
started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vender
in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Obici later moved to Wilkes-
Barre, opened his own fruit stand, and invested in a
peanut roaster. He turned peddler within a few years,
using a horse and wagon, and calling himself "The
Peanut Specialist". Today, the snack food company
is a division of
Kraft Foods.



A 1917 drawing of the company’s brand icon by artist
Elmer
Cecil Stoner
based upon a contest entry by 14 year old
Antonio Gentile.

 


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1804

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John Deere (February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886) was born in
Rutland, Vermont.

Entrepreneur John Deere was entrepreneur invented the steel plow and
founded Deere & Company that had a worth of more than $40 billion in
2010. He began working as a blacksmith’s apprentice at age 17.

 

 

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