On this day: October 5

POSTED: 5:27 PM Oct 04 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 05 2012

James Bond debuts in theaters, the Beatles release their first single, PBS is founded, and Tylenol capsules are recalled amid seven deaths from tampering, all on this day.

OTD October 5 - Earl Tupper
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Courtesy of Tupperware

1983: Earl Silas Tupper, the inventor of Tupperware, dies at the age of 76. Tupper developed a method for purifying black polyethylene slag, a waste product produced in oil refinement, into a substance that was flexible, tough, non-porous, non-greasy and translucent. Second, he developed the Tupper seal, an airtight, watertight lid modeled on the lid for paint containers. Together, these innovations laid the foundations for the future success of Tupperware as a consumer product.

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