DANIEL F. GERBER
(1898–1974) founder of Gerber Products (1928)
“Daniel F. Gerber takes an interest in vital statistics. ‘We have,’ says Gerber, ‘been completely amazed at the trend births have taken.’ Gerber, 58, who has five children of his own, also admits to being amazed— ‘as fully amazed as anyone could be’—by the growth of his company, which has far exceeded the burgeoning U.S. birth rate.” — “Baby Bonanza” (June 15, 1956)
Would you like fries with that? Ray Kroc opens the first Mcdonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois.
John W. Backus and a team of IBM engineers produce a manual for FORTRAN, the first major computer programming language.
MARCH 15, 1954 “Planemakers’ Yonder Is Still Up”
OCTOBER 1, 1956
“RCA’S David Sarnoff ”
JANUARY 15, 1955
“Wall Street— Loaded Laggards”
Children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of Dr. Jonas Salk’s new polio vaccine.
FIRST IN FORBES