Good 42º clear sunny morning.
Warmed up yesterday in the high 80ºs again.
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Interesting about John D. Rockefeller.....
John D. Rockefeller, born in 1839 (d.1937) in Richford, New York, is a famous American businessman, philanthropist and one of the founders of the Standard Oil company. His company was first great American business trust. When kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller became the first American billionaire and the richest person in the world. At his peak, he controlled 90% of all oil of the country!
Rockefeller was born into a large family, 5 siblings, and was shaped by his con man father and religious mother. His family moved several times before eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio. Rockefeller became an assistant bookkeeper at age 16 and went into several business partnerships beginning at age 20, concentrating his business on oil refining.
Rockefeller's wealth soared as kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, and he became the richest person in the country, controlling 90% of all oil in the United States at his peak. Oil was used throughout the country as a light source until the introduction of electricity, and as a fuel after the invention of the automobile. Furthermore, Rockefeller gained enormous influence over the railroad industry which transported his oil around the country. Standard Oil was the first great business trust in the United States. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry. His company and business practices came under criticism, particularly in the writings of author Ida Tarbell.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1911 that Standard Oil must be dismantled for violation of federal anti-trust laws. It was broken up into 34 separate entities which included companies that became ExxonMobil, Chevron Corporation, and others—some of which still have the highest level of revenue in the world. Individual pieces of the company were worth more than the whole, as shares of these doubled and tripled in value in their early years.
This can be interesting: Rockefeller celebrated the anniversary of landing his first job every year and considered this date to be more significant than his birthday.
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Historically this date.....
1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
And births this date include....
1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
... go Willie go Willie go Willie go!!!
That was for my sis, she was a BIG SF Giants fan!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo