The world’s first blended cigarettes, Camels, were produced by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Did You Know…Reynolds’ stenographer, who later became company chairman, heard that the Barnum & Bailey circus had come to town, so he rushed over to snap a few pictures of the camels. While he was photographing a camel named “Old Joe”, the bored beast turned away, giving him a shot in profile — the picture found to this day on every pack of Camels.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for alcohol prohibition violations!
The fines totaled $5,000,000!
In one of the first massive Vietnam War protests, 35,000 peace demonstrators tried to levitate the Pentagon.
Over 600 were arrested, and the Pentagon, of course, did not move
Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, was declared by The Guinness Book of Records to be the biggest-selling single record of all time!
In 37 days, the single reached 31.8 million copies sold, eclipsing the previous record held by Bing Crosby’s White Christmas.
The Crosby song sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide — in 55 years.
and then lastly…
The invincible New York Yankees won their 24th World Series!
They swept the San Diego Padres 4-0