OTD in 1942 – Col James Doolittle led the first US attack on the Japanese mainland, leading a force of sixteen B-25 Mitchells flying from the USS Hornet against Tokyo in what comes to be known as the “Doolittle Raid” and the heroes known as the “Doolittle Raiders”.
Barbie made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959.
This week, Mattel introduced many new faces to Barbie. Now, every little girl can find her hero.
On 8 March 1910, Raymonde de Laroche (born Elise Raymonde Deroche) became the first woman in the world to receive a pilot licence when the Aero-Club of France issued her licence #36 of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautics Federation or F.A.I.).
Happy National Frozen Food Day!
Did you know? Frozen foods first hit store shelves in 1930 in Springfield, Ma. Who developed the process? …… Yep, Clarence Birdseye. (if you thought the Jolly Green Giant – you were wrong)!
HAPPY NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY
This day is recognized across the nation each year on March 6th.
The Oreo cookie is the best-selling cookie in the United States.
The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”
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March 5, 1936 – The Supermarine Spitfire flew for the first time eighty years ago today. A single-seat fighter and interceptor, the Spitfire is the most famous British aircraft of all time. A small, graceful, elliptical-wing fighter, the Spitfire was not only one of the best performing fighters, but also one of the best looking. Although less numerous than the Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain, it is still remembered as the sleek thoroughbred that turned the tide during that campaign. The Spitfire was among the fastest and most maneuverable fighters of World War II and served in every combat theater. Two dozen variants were built, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin and Griffon engines.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was then signed by President Herbert Hoover.