PATENT FOR FIRST CIGAR-ROLLING MACHINE ON THIS DATE IN 1883

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Oscar Hammerstein I (left) was a businessman, theater manager and composer
in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses,
and he rekindled opera’s popularity in America. In 1883 Oscar Hammerstein
patented the first cigar-rolling machine and began to make a fortune that he
promptly reinvested in theaters and concert halls. He was the grandfather
of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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A cigar ad from the 1940s featuring Ronald Reagan

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NINTH U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1773

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William Henry Harrison  was the ninth President of the United States and
the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald
Reagan in 1980, Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications
from pneumonia-the shortest tenure in U.S.presidential history. 

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