DANIEL F. GER­BER

(1898–1974) founder of Ger­ber Prod­ucts (1928)

Forbes - - FORBES 100TH ANNIVERSARY -

“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.

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