This Day In History – August 15

1911

Procter & Gamble introduced Crisco shortening!

This stuff is still a big ingredient in pie crusts…and I love pie, and pie crusts!

ESPECIALLY pumpkin!

Hey, thanks Crisco!

1943

The War Department awarded Sgt. Edward Dzuba the Legion of Merit!

Sgt. Dzuba, the mess sergeant of Company A, 305th Medical Battalion, was awarded the Legion of Merit medal, in recognition of his outstanding ingenuity in originating unusual and appetizing recipes from leftovers! His fantastic ideas reduced losses from food waste and spoilage!  During a time when the entire nation was under rations, this was brilliant! Well done, sir!

1969 - The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in Bethel, New York!

450,000 people came out, while Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, and so many more people performed.

There were hippies, and bikers, Viet Nam war vets, and high school kids, college kids and college grads, long hair, short hair, young and old! Woodstock truly marked an era!

Groovy, man! Far out!

1992 

Boyz II Men started a 13-week run at number one on the singles chart with End of The Road, the group’s first number one!

At the time, End Of The Road broke the 36-year-old record held by ELVIS for the longest run at the top!

and then last…

but dang sure not least!

1939

Happy 75th Anniversary to the Wizard of Oz!

The MGM musical had it’s Hollywood premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California! It was released nationwide on August 25, 1939

Who could ever forget this?!

Kansas represent, baby! Kansas represent!

-Tyler Jackson

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