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Mills, Victor

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 100 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Inventor


1897 - Born in Milford, Nebraska. Chemical engineer at Procter & Gamble who invented Duncan Hines cake mix, Jif peanut butter, Pringles potato chips, Ivory soap-and Pampers disposable diapers.

1926 - Mr. Mills joined P&G after a stint in the Navy during World War I. He received his chemical engineering degree from the University of Washington.

1959 - Mills tired of changing and washing cloth diapers, so he developed an absorbent, leak-proof diaper that could be simply thrown away after use.

1961 - His product, which Procter & Gamble produced and marketed, became known as Pampers. The product was first sold in Rochester, New York.

1997 - Mills died on November 1st.


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