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When Twister was created it was called "Pretzel." http://bit.ly/18QfgG6 #games   #inventor   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: Inventor of Twister When Twister ("The Game That Ties You Up In Knots") premiered in 1966, it was one of the first games to feature people as game pieces. Advertised as a party game...
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It's the 150th anniversary of the Battle of #Gettysburg   See some stunning photos from the bloodiest battle in U.S. history. http://bit.ly/10zgFMa #CivilWar   #civilwar150  
Obit of the Day (Historical): The Battle of Gettysburg (1863) On July 3, 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg ended. The battle, considered to be the turning point in the U.S. Civil War, had resulted in a...
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The NY Giants most prolific punter never played football before college. http://bit.ly/1c0kmfA +NFL  #football   #StLawrenceUniversity   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: All-Pro Punter In 1979 and 1980 the New York Giants had one All-Pro*. It was their punter Dave Jennings. Although that’s great news for Mr. Jennings, it was bad news for the...
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Helen Brush Jenkins may have been the 1st female photojournalist in U.S. history. http://bit.ly/19duAd1 #news   #photography   #history   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: “I’m Not a Female, I’m a Photographer” In 1942, Helen Brush Jenkins was hired by the L.A. Daily News. It was supposed to last a week. She would last twelve years. The wife of Daily...
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Nadezhda Popova was part of an all-female Soviet night bombing regiment that Germans found so terrifying they called them "Night Witches. http://bit.ly/131SruL #WWII   #USSR   #pilot   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: Night Witch On October 8, 1941 the Soviet armed forces created three all-women aviation regiments. One was for fighters, one for dive bombers, and one for night bombers. The latter...
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If you had to scroll down to see this, thank Doug Engelbart. #technology   #computers   #mouse   #history   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: Inventor of the Mouse If you are reading this post on screen, with a keyboard and a mouse you have Doug Engelbart to thank. At a time when computers were room-sized calculators...
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How a Louisville Cardinal became a Black Samurai. http://bit.ly/14MwtKI #film   #blaxploitation   #EntertheDragon   #obit   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: Martial Artist and Movie Star A few days before a film crew was to travel to Hong Kong to begin production of Enter the Dragon an actor left the cast. Desperate to replace him, the...
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Slim Whitman was the first major musician to sell records on TV. http://bit.ly/180vsE5 #music   #history   #obituary  
Obit of the Day: Slim Whitman His voice pleased British audiences and killed Martians. He opened the music industry to the possibilities of television marketing. He would share a stage with Elvis,...
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Bernie Sahlin was the backbone of The Second City theater troupe for nearly thirty years. http://bit.ly/13TZjIz #Chicago   #theater   #obit  
Obit of the Day: Co-Founder of The Second City They opened the doors of the 120-seat theater in Lincoln Park on December 16,1959. For some it was the date that comedy would change forever. The Second...
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This is the official Google+ page of Obit of the Day. Active on Tumblr since June 2010. OOTD is also one of Tumblr's selected history blogs and an editor of the #History tag.

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