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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 18

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.


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Dieting With A Tube Up Your Nose

Brides-to-be looking to shed that final 10, 15 or 20 pounds in order to fit into their dream wedding gown have taken a controversial approach to crash dieting that involves inserting a feeding tube into their noses for up to 10 days for a quick fix to rapid weight loss.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 13

In the mid-1970s, Ernő Rubik worked at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest.


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Making Money Sharing The Native Culture

When Rose Sampson moved back to her home state of Washington from Memphis about 23 years ago, she began beading earrings to pass time during the drive.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 3

1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 1

1874 – The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 27

1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 25

1949 – Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 21

He was responsible for improving the “Judson C-curity Fastener”.


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Selling Time, Before Wristwatches

This gem of a book tells the story of one life but illuminates in the process a swathe of history, writes Nicolette Jones Written by the curator of timekeeping at the Greenwich Observatory, it relates the life of a woman who sold time to the clockmakers of London.