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SANDY KOZEL

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In 1876: __Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call
in his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant, Thomas A.
Watson, from the next room.

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FIRST FRISBEES PRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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On January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the
first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs—now known to millions of
fans all over the world as Frisbees. 

The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William
Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby
universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling “Frisbie!”
as they let go. In 1948, Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren
Franscioni invented a plastic version of the disc called the “Flying Saucer”
that could fly further and more accurately than the tin pie plates. After
splitting with Franscioni, Morrison made an improved model in 1955 and
sold it to the new toy company Wham-O as the “Pluto Platter”–an attempt
to cash in on the public craze over space and
Unidentified Flying Objects
(UFOs).


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Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison
(January 23, 1920 – February 9, 2010)

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ED DANAHUE

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 82 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the
ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence of the Lambs 
(1991),
a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He
has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Nixon (1995).  

Hopkins turned to TV in 2016 upon landing a starring role on HBO’s
series Westworld.  He was encouraged by actor
Richard Burton to
pursue acting at age 15.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Charles (Chuck) Edward Anderson Berry
(October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry was a singer and songwriter, and one
of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs
such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven"
(1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B.
Goode
" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm
and blues
into the major elements that made rock
and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on
teen life and consumerism, and developing a music
style that included guitar solos and showmanship,
Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock
music. He was among the first musicians to be
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on
its opening in 1986.

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Chuck Berry doing his famous ‘duck walk’.

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VOTED THE ‘’WORST’’ HALLOWEEN CANDY!

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(FoxNews) – Before it was known as “candy corn” — and more than a
hundred years before it was crowned the
“worst” Halloween candy in
a 2019 poll — the triangular, tri-colored treat went by a much different,
less-alliterative name.

The original recipe for what’s now known as “candy corn” is said to
have been invented sometime in the 1880s, according to popular belief,
by an employee of the Wunderle
Candy Company. (The Wunderle Candy
Company puts the exact date at 1888, and says an employee named
George Renninger came up with the idea.)

Wunderle wasn’t the only company to hop on the candy corn craze. The
Goelitz Candy Company — which later became Jelly Belly — began
producing the treats by the turn of the 20th century, marketing them 
under the name “Chicken Feed,” according to a 2015 report published
in
National Geographic.

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George Renninger

The 1898 packaging design for Goelitz Candy Corn.
The 1898 packaging design for Goelitz Candy Corn.  (Jelly Bean)

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