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Historical Events

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1901-12-02 - Gillette patents 1st disposable razor
1901-12-02 - King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
1904-11-15 - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
1945-08-15 - Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
1947-09-26 - Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
1950-12-26 - Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
1964-09-11 - Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

Famous Birthdays

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1855-01-05 - King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

1932-07-09 - King C. Gillette, American inventor (b. 1885)
1973-01-16 - Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65

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