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VAV!/October 5,2011 By Starlight Reporter


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Kotex - The First Successful Feminine Hygiene Product

Pictured above: Ad from Ladies' Home Journal 1940 via Duke Library/http://library.duke.edu/ VAV!/August 27, 2013 Hallelujah and HELLO!The first Kotex feminine hygiene products were made of celucotton, a material originally developed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation and used for surgical bandages during the First World War. Army nurses repurposed the ultra-absorbent bandages as menstrual pads and a  product was born!  Kimberly Clark then created the Cellucotton Products Company and launched Kotex  (K)Otton-like (TEX)ture! The initial  Kotex ads ran in 1921 in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Good Housekeeping magazine.  Readers of the Ladie's Home Journal were encouraged to call upon a Kimberly-Clark staff nurse, Ellen J. Buckland (also a brand ambassador), for advice and comments on the product.

 

Trinity Test - First Atomic-Bomb Explosion

Pictured above: Nuclear explosion, Trinity Test Site/New Mexico, July 16, 1945/LOC VAV!/August 16, 2014 On July 16, 1945, at 5:30 am,  the U.S. government detonated a plutonium-based nuclear weapon at an isolated corner on the Alamagordo Bombing Range known as the "Jornada del Muerto," or "Journey of Death," 210 miles south of Los Alamos, NM.  

 

Robin Williams

Pictured above:  Robin Williams/Courtesy of BagoGames/Flickr/https://flic.kr/p/opoyd9/Some Rights Reserved VAV!/August 11, 2014 Brilliant comedian and actor, Robin Williams (1951-2014), Oscar and Grammy winner who soared into fame after appearing as an alien from the planet Ork on the 1978 television series, Mork and Mindy, was found dead at his home in Tiburon, CA.  Latest evidence revealed his death to be a "suicide due to asphyxia," He was 63.   The comedian had been battling severe depression and was no stranger to a painful struggle with alcohol and cocaine addiction.  Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in the 1997's film "Good Will Hunting" and he was nominated for Best Actor for his roles as a deejay in 1987's "Good Morning, Vietnam," as a teacher in 1989's "Dead Poets Society" and in 1991's "The Fisher King." He also won a Grammy in 2003 for "Robin Williams - Live 2002." 

 

Hull Pottery

VAV!/August 7, 2014 During 1905, in Crooksville, OH, a legendary company was launched! The Hull Pottery, with Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull at the helm, produced utilitarian stoneware, semi-porcelain dinnerware and decorative tile. Within a few short years, the Pottery enjoyed steady footing and a superb recognition for the ceramics they produced.

 

Ebola

Pictured above: MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) health staff in protective clothing constructing perimeter for isolation ward/CDC VAV!/August 4, 2014 Saturday, August 2, 2014, an Ebola victim from Africa was brought into the United States. The patient was taken into a specialized isolation unit at one of the nation's leading hospitals for secluded treatment. Fears that the disease could spread in the U.S. has generated concern throughout the country. What is Ebola?

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