July 31, 2017

Margarine is patented (1869)

On July 15 1869, challenged by Emperor Louis Napoleon III to produce a satisfactory substitute for butter suitable for the empire’s armed forces, French chemist Hippolyte Mege-Mouries patented a substance called oleomargarine, later known as...

July 27, 2017

Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Ca. (1955)

Whether or not Walt Disney wished upon a star, his dreams were about to come true as nearly half of the United States gathered around black-and-white televisions on July 17, 1955. After more than two decades of plann...

July 25, 2017

 Etch-a-Sketch goes on sale (1960)

Its bright red frame isn't showing signs of gray.  Its silver-gray drawing surfaces hasn't lost its shine.  Its width still measures a trim of 9 ½ inches… but the Etch A Sketch Magic Screen® is almost 40 years old.  It seems like only...

July 24, 2017

The Lawrence Welk Show premiers on television (1955)

The Lawrence Welk Show made its national television debut on ABC Television on July 2, 1955, and was initially produced at the Hollywood Palladium, moving to the ABC studios at Prospect and Talmadge in Hollywood short...

July 20, 2017

U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time:

Congress finally provided for the issuance of stamps by passing an act on March 3, 1847, and the Postmaster-General immediately let a contract to the New York City engraving firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, and Edson.[1...

July 10, 2017

Malignant (cancerous) tumors of the connective tissues are called "sarcomas". There are more than 50 sub-types of sarcoma.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 11,280 people will be diagnosed with sarcoma this year and slightly more men than women develop sof...

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