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If you think iPhone intros were crazy, the first ballpoint's was way wackier! - Gerald Everett Jones - Author
What was so funny in 1945? Milton Reynolds introduced the ballpoint to the United States and triggered the biggest single-day shopping riot in history at Gimbels in Manhattan. He made $5 million in eight weeks during the first non-wartime Christmas season. Then came competition and sales stunts of the “Pen Wars.” An exuberant entrepreneur, Reynolds bragged he “stole …