Happy Birthday, Milton Hershey
Businessman and philanthropist Milton Snavely Hershey was born on September 13, 1857, in Derry Township, Pennsylvania.
Hershey was the only surviving child of Mennonites Henry and Fannie Hershey. The family moved often, and he had no formal education after the fourth grade. In 1871, he apprenticed to a local printer, but found the work boring. He was fired after accidentally dropping his hat in one of the machines. While his father asked the printer to give him his job back, his mother and aunt proposed a different apprenticeship – with a candy maker.