One of the best known actresses in the United States in the mid to late twentieth century was Doris Day.
On April 3, 1922, she was born in Ohio. A 1937 automobile injury left her with a severely injured right leg. Von Kappelhoff performed in an amateur competition for a Cincinnati radio station. She became a regular performer onWLW after winning the competition.
Barney Rapp, Bob Crosby, and Les Brown were some of the popular big bands. Von Kappelhoff was suggested a new stage name by Rapp. Doris chose Doris Day. She took her last name from a song that she had won several years before. Day enjoyed two number one hits, “Sentimental Journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time”, while singing with Brown’s band.
When she embarked on a solo career in 1946, Day remained a big band singer. She starred in Romance on the High Seas in 1948. During the 1950s and 1960’s, Day starred in a number of films, including The Man Who Knew Too Much, Please Do not Eat the Daisies, and With Six You. She was nominated for an Academy Award. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Man Who Knew Too Much. The Doris Day Show moved to weekly network television in 1968. The show was in production until 1973.
Day became a spokesman for animal rights after the completion of the show. She started several nonprofits, including the Doris Day Animal League. She was against the treatment of animals in laboratories. The Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Day in 2004.
On September 10, 1898, Waldo Semon was born in Alabama. Semon’s father worked as a civil engineer in Washington when Semon was seven years old. Semon first studied chemistry at the University of Washington in 1916. Semon changed his major to chemical engineering. Semon earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Washington in 1924.
Semon was an instructor at the University of Washington. He supplemented his income by doing consulting work, and he earned three thousand dollars a year in this position. The Washington government implemented a law that required all government employees to turn over their consulting fees. Semon accepted a position at the B.F. rather than staying in Washington. Goodrich Company in Akron, Ohio.
Upon arriving at B.F. Semon’s first task was to find a way to bond rubber with metal. After trying a lot of different substances, Semon tested polyvinyl chloride. Semon succeeded in creating a flexible, water-proof, and fire-resistant plastic that could bond to metal as well as be formed into products by itself.
Forty-four billion pounds of plastic is produced each year, making it the second most used plastic in the world. Twenty billion dollars per year is how much retail sale of PVC makes producers. The majority of the material is used in pipes and window frames. Credit cards and vinyl records are other uses for the material.
Semon’s next breakthrough is at B.F. A new way of manufacturing synthetic rubber was developed by Goodrich in 1940. Ameripol is a cheaper version of synthetic rubber. Ameripol made synthetic rubber production more cost effective. To meet the country’s needs during World War II. The United States’ dependence on foreign rubber was ended by Semon’s invention. Synthetic rubber items for peacetime use began to be produced by these companies after World War II ended.
Semon received 116 patents for his inventions. Semon was proudest of having developed synthetic-rubber bubble gum, which was probably his most important invention. This bubble gum was made from synthetic rubber. It allowed someone to blow larger bubbles than they could with regular chewing gum.
Upon retiring from B.F. Semon became a research professor at Kent State University in 1963. He passed away in Hudson, Ohio, on May 26, 1999.
If someone caught an American eel, they might not know what it was. They’re brown on top and tan on the sides. They have a long, snake-like body with small gill openings. It’s a good idea to identify them by the continuous dorsal, caudal and anal fin. It’s somewhat nocturnal, feeding mostly at night and relying on its sense of smell rather than sight.
The American eel is the farthest away from spawning in Ohio. Eels are born in saltwater and mature in freshwater. Eels travel to the Atlantic Ocean’s Sargasso Sea to breed. Scientists think that the males and females die after spawning. Over 2.5 million eggs may be laid by females. They’re worm-like and transparent when they’re born. The “glass elvers” begin a trip to the United States. The males will stay in nearby rivers once they reach the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. The females will use streams to get to the Great Lakes and then into Ohio waters. The journey may take a year.
Females can reach up to fifty-two inches in body length, while males can reach eighteen inches. They eat fish, invertebrates, and carrion.
Eels are sold for food. In Asia, the price for elvers can be as high as $300 per pound. The demand for eels in the Midwest isn’t high.
The completion of the Welland Canal is thought to have caused American Eels to live in Lake Erie. The Ohio Fish Commission released over a hundred thousand elvers throughout Ohio in the 19th century. The practice continued for 10 years.
Eels were common in central Ohio between 1895 and 1910. Many of them were caught by fishermen andeelers. In Fishes of Ohio is an Ohio zoology professor. The American eel is a threatened species in Ohio and numbers are beginning to decline throughout the United States due to commercial fishing. The barriers prevent the eels from leaving their spawning grounds.