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September 7, 1915

On September 7, 1915, toymaker Johnny Gruelle patented the Raggedy Ann doll. When he was asked why he created such a soft and friendly doll, he said it was because the china-head dolls were just creepy and prone to becoming … Continue reading

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July 12, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960 manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch® and soon afterwards the first commercials for this toy were shown during the Saturday morning cartoon schedule. Children all across the United States learned an important … Continue reading

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