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Chronology

DateEvent
January 01, 1937The Whip is installed and is called "The Whipperoo". [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1937.]
January 01, 1937A maple floor is bought for the Hershey Sports Arena and Tommy Dorsey's band plays there. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1937.]
January 01, 1937Roller skating is held in the Sports Arena. Johnny Davidson is the manager and professional instructor. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1937.]
April 02, 1937Sit-down strike starts at Hershey Chocolate Corporation. It ends on April 7, 1937 when sit-down strikers are forcibly removed from the factory.
May 01, 1937Les Brown and his Duke Blue Devils provide the music for the twenty-third Annual May Hop in the Hershey Park Ballroom. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in May 1937.]
May 01, 1937Hershey Rose Garden opens to the public. It consists of 3.5 acres of roses and 1 acre including a grove of mature trees. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in May 1937.]
May 31, 1937Benny Goodman, "The King of Swing," appears at the Hershey Park Ballroom.
September 01, 1937Army Captain Paul P. Logan and Hershey Chocolate chief chemist Samuel Hinkle develop formula for "D" Ration Bar, and produce a limited run of product. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1937.]
September 13, 1937M.S. Hershey's eightieth birthday party is held in the Hershey Sports Arena. His employees present him with a yellow-gold octagon ring, with 18 blue-white diamonds set in platinum, enclosing the "baby in the cocoa shell" trademark of Hershey Chocolate Corporation.
November 01, 1937Bittersweet Chocolate introduced. Replaced by Semi-sweet bar (February 1949).
November 01, 1937Hershey Museum acquires the American Indian collection of David Herr Landis. The collection consists of arrowheads, axes, and other artifacts of Manor Township, Lancaster County, PA Indian tribes. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in November 1937.]
November 29, 1937Reading Streamlined Train (Reading Crusader) visits Hershey railroad station for its first public inspection. Railroad guests are entertained at the Hotel Hershey, and the train is open to the public from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
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