National Mason Jar Day / Michael Jackson’s Thriller is Released

National Mason Jar Day

November 30

The Mason Jar was patented in 1858 by John Landis Mason.  Used primarily for preserving food products the glass container has a screw top which supports a tin-plated disc with a rubber band around it that forms a vacuum seal.  Ball Canning, one of the major makers of Mason Jars, produces 17 jars per second.  If you put the number of Major Jars manufactured in 2015 end-to-end, they would stretch around the world.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller is Released

November 30, 1982

According to TheSouce.com, “a year after its release Thriller was the world’s bestselling album. The album is certified 33x platinum and has an estimated sales of 100 million copies worldwide. Thriller received 12 nods at the 26th annual Grammy Awards. MJ won a record-breaking eight GRAMMYs in 1984, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Sir Winston Churchill  – Great Britain Prime Minister – passed at age 90 – born in Oxfordshire, England

Mark Twain – Author – passed at age 74 – born in Florida, Missouri

Dick Clark – TV Host – passed at age 82 – born in Mount Vernon, New York

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