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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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SIT- DOWN STRIKE BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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In one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, autoworkers occupied
the General Motors Fisher Body Plant Number One in Flint,
Michigan. The autoworkers were striking to win recognition of the United Auto Workers
(UAW) as the only bargaining agent for GM’s workers; they also wanted to
make the company stop sending work to non-union plants and to establish
a fair minimum wage scale, a grievance system and a set of procedures that
would help protect assembly-line workers from injury. In all, the strike lasted
44 days.

Sitdown strikers in Fisher Body


General Motors’ workers celebrate the end of the historic Flint Sit-
Down Strike in 1937. As a result, 100,000 workers gained the right
to union representation.

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CAMPBELL’S FOR A SUMMER LUNCH IN 1961

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The Campbell Soup Company was started in 1869 by
Joseph A. Campbell,
a fruit merchant from
Bridgeton, New Jersey, and Abraham Anderson, an
icebox manufacturer from South Jersey. They produced canned tomatoes, vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and minced meats.

In 1876, Anderson left the partnership and the company became known
as the Joseph A. Campbell Preserve Company".

Canned soups and related products are sold by Campbell’s in 120
countries
around the world.

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Joseph Albert Campbell
(May 15, 1817 – March 27, 1900)

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Entrance to Campbell’s headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

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‘’THE PEOPLE’S CAR’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Adolf Hitler (fourth from left) at the Volkswagen factory, 1938. 

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Adolf Hitler (center) looks at a model of the Volkswagen car with the designer (left).

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On this day in 1937, the government of Germany–then under the control of
Adolf Hitler of the Nazi Party, formed a new state-owned automobile company,
Volkswagenwerk, or “The People’s Car Company.”

Originally operated by the German Labor Front,  Volkswagen had its head
office in Wolfsburg, Germany. In addition to his ambitious campaign to build 
a network of autobahns and limited access highways across Germany, Hitler’s
pet project was the development and mass production of an affordable yet still speedy vehicle that could sell for less than 1,000 Reich marks (about $140 at
the time). To provide the design for this “people’s car,” Hitler called in the
Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche.  However, soon after the
car was displayed for the first time at the Berlin Motor Show in 1939,
World
War II
began, and Volkswagen halted production. Volkswagen sales in the
United States were initially slower than in other parts of the world, due to the
car’s historic Nazi connections.

In 1959, the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach launched a landmark campaign, dubbing the car the “Beetle.” Over the next several years, VW
became the top-selling auto import in the United States. In 1960, the German government sold 60 percent of  Volkswagen’s stock to the public. The last
original Beetle rolled off the line in
Puebla, Mexico, on July 30, 2003 (below).
(from HISTORY and A+E Networks)

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