Datebook: March 6 - Oreo Cookie Turns 100

Mar 6, 2012

Nabisco founded the Oreo brand on March 6, 1912 in Chelsea, New York City. Nearly 500 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since they were introduced, making them the best-selling cookie of the 20th century. Their original slogan was "America's Favorite Cookie," and based on the sales figures, this seems like no exaggeration. It was originally called the 'Oreo Biscuit' and the design was simpler, and they were sold for 25 cents a pound in novelty cans with glass tops. According to their Associate Director of Consumer Relations, the base dough is formed into the round shape by a rotary mold at the entrance to a 300-foot-long oven. Most of the cookies are made in Richmond, Virginia.

It’s Tuesday, March 6 Grace Baptist Church in Murray is collecting items for the West Liberty tornado victims today and tomorrow from 9AM to 2PM.  Supplies needed include tarps, ready-to-eat food, cots, blankets, coats, clothes, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene items.  For more information, call County Magistrate Connie Morgan at 978-0528. The Murray Tiger Bands will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday morning from 7:30 to 10 in the Murray Middle School cafeteria. $5 tickets include pancakes, sausage, eggs, and beverages.  Proceeds will help buy instruments, music, and other band equipment. Purchase tickets from Murray band students or at the door. The Quilt Journeys exhibit will be on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah for one more week.  The exhibit follows the artistic journey of three internationally-recognized fiber artists. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Find out more at Today’s the last day to get in a drawing for a Kindle Fire at, where you can also learn about supporting public radio. Thanks.