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COMPANY FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1900

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The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Samuel
Firestone
to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms
of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge
potential for marketing tires for automobiles.

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Harvey Samuel Firestone (December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938)

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS STORIES

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Mike Gracia

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PRODUCT INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Donald Edward Goerke (August 8, 1926 – January 10, 2010)

SpaghettiOs was introduced by the Campbell Soup Company under the Franco-American brand, the pasta was created by Donald Goerke (above) called "the
Daddy-O of SpaghettiOs”. Rejected shapes during a year-long internal study 
included cowboys, Indians, spacemen, stars, and sports shapes. During the development of SpaghettiOs, Goerke was a marketing manager with Franco-
American, then a division of Campbell. During his 35 years with Campbell,
Goerke created over 100 products including the Chunky line of soups.

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BILL GATES FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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PHIL KNIGHT IS 77 TODAY

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Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight was born in Portland, Oregon.

Knight is a Multibillionaire and co-founder and chairman of Nike shoe
company. He once worked in the sports department of the Oregonian
newspaper, tabulating sports scores. His father, William W. Knight,
owned the papers competitor the Oregon Journal at the time. 

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Nike World Headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon

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