10 Things Celebrating Their 100 Year Anniversary In 2017

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in History

Despite the monumental advances and societal advances, there are plenty of things that have not changed over the past 100 years. You might find yourself surprised to see how many organizations, places, and ordinary items have been around longer than most have been alive.


#1 Girl Scout Cookies

I bet you did not know that Girl Scout cookies initially became a thing when a group of girls baked cookies in their homes and started selling them at their high school as a service act.


#2 National Hockey League

The Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs, decided to leave the National Hockey Association and officially form what we know now as the National Hockey League in November, 1917.


#3 Kikkoman Soy Sauce

The Mogi, Takanashi, and Horikiri, three business families, merged in 1917 to create this delicious sauce.


#4 Toggle Light Switch

Previously, push button switches were used until William J Newton patented the toggle switch in November 1917.

#5 Clark Bar

In 1917, Necco partnered up with the Clark Company in order to create this candy bar and to ship it over seas to our fighting troops in WWI.

#6 Nikon

Three of the top optical manufacturers of Japan merged in 1917 to form a "comprehensive, fully integrated optical company," that was known,at the time, as Nippon Kogaku K.K. before they finally adopted the the Nikon name in 1946.


#7 Converse All-Stars

These classic basketball shoes were first introduced back in 1917, but Chuck Taylor would not be part of the design process until several years later.

#8 Pulitzer Prize

The award given in mega-publisher Joseph Pulitzer’s name has been “honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.”

#9 Moon Pie

The story behind the name is that one of the company's salesman, while travelling, heard a coal miner man proclaim that he wanted something "as big as the moon" which eventually inspired the name of this iconic marshmallow treat.


#10 Dallas Love Field

After his tragic passing October 19, 1917 they named the airfield after Lieutenant Moss Lee who was lost to a flying accident over San Diego in 1913.