Today’s installment–Ten more things that were invented, founded and established in ’38.
- The Nestle’s Crunch bar. (Back then, maybe it had real chocolate flavor.)
- Everybody was reading a new novel by Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca. (Still really good!)
- Tupperware was invented.
- The first Caldecott Medal was awarded.
- Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” was first performed, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize later that same year.
- The Barbershop Harmony Society was founded.
- Ella Fitzgerald recorded “A Tisket, a Tasket,” which quickly shot up to #1 on the charts.
- This invention was introduced (I foresee a life-safety issue with the design):
- The ball-point pen made its debut. Before the war, it was fountain pens and inkwells like the one Cece fills in Radio Girl.
- Squirt was born. Said to be named that because it squirts into your mouth like a squeezed grapefruit. Well, I guess.
Seventy-five years ago this year. I was -25 years old. That’s negative 25. Ahem. 🙂