February 23, 1896: Tootsie Roll Introduced
1896 – A little Geeky knowledge for ya – The Tootsie roll is introduced. Austrian immigrant Leo Hishfield took the idea to a New York store and sold the idea. The name comes from her 5 year old daughter, whom everyone called “Tootsie”. It became the first “Penny candy” and was even a War time ration since it could withstand severe weather conditions.
Wikazine – Full show notes for February 22
- Texas Instruments recalls the TI-99/4a for a short in the system
- JTS Corp sells Atari to HIACXI, who is owned by Hasbro
- Comcast OnDemand is launched