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John H. Patterson

August 8, 2012
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John H. Patterson, 1844-1922, was a pioneering industrialist, who became famous as the founder and owner of the National Cash Register Company (NCR).  Applying scientific methods to industrial reform, his NCR community and employee neighborhood in Dayton’s South Park area became hallmarks of progressive era achievement.    While tragedies like New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire...
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Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11

July 31, 2012
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On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 spaceflight was successful in landing humans on the moon. As Apollo 11 mission commander and the first person to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong is a held as a national hero. Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta and although his family around quite a bit, people in...
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Fourth of July

July 3, 2012
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Anne Frank Day

June 14, 2012
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I am frequently amazed by the diversity of material that we find in the DDN collection. It seems that we have a little bit of everything. It is not just items of local or national importance; but also material of international significance.  June 12 is celebrated as Anne Frank Day. It marks the day...
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Flag Day and Army Birthday

June 14, 2012
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Happy 235 birthday to the American Flag and happy 237 birthday to the U.S. Army.  Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of each year. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress formally created the...
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Wilbur Wright

May 29, 2012
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Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright was one half of the aviation pioneering duo known as the Wright Brothers. Together with his brother Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane to make the first manned and powered flight possible. Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana. He was the third child of Bishop...
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Memorial Day

May 23, 2012
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who...
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Armed Forces Day

May 15, 2012
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Armed Forces Day

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S....
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Mother’s Day

May 8, 2012
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. It complements Father’s Day, the celebration honoring fathers. The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on...
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Woodland Cemetery

May 1, 2012
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Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the oldest “garden” cemeteries in the United States. Woodland was founded in 1841 by John Van Cleve, the first male child born in Dayton. The cemetery began with 40 acres southeast of Dayton and has been enlarged to its present size of 200 acres. Over 3,000 trees...
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