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CELEBRATE, IT’S NATIONAL POPCORN DAY!

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.

        

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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim
           

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the
world.

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IT’S A SPECIAL FAMILY DAY!

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Parents Day was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed
a
Congressional Resolution into law for "recognizing, uplifting, and
supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children."

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President Bill Clinton signing the Congressional Resolution.

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Wishing You Happy Flag Day 2016

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PAST NOTABLE NEWS EVENTS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made
a short suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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On the  day in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte on his deathbed.

The cause of his death has been debated. Napoleon’s physician, Fran├žois
Carlo
Antommarchi
, led the autopsy, which found the cause of death to be
stomach cancer. He was 51.

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The member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died while on
a hunger strike during imprisonment at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh).

He was the leader of the strike in which prisoners protested against
the removal of Special Category Status.

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. The
date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General
Ignacio Zaragoza.

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