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Procter & Gamble facts for kids
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is an American corporation. The company is in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble. It mostly has a wide range of cleaning products and hygienic products.
In April 1985, the moon & stars symbol was removed from its packaging, because its stars resembled "666", the Satan symbol.
In January 2005, P&G announced they were buying Gillette, a company known for making razors and razor blades for shaving. P&G used to make Duracell batteries. The company makes Braun products and Oral-B toothbrushes.
Procter and Gamble produced and sponsored the first serial dramas during the 1930s. Because of P&G being known for detergents, these serial dramas started being called soap operas. With television in the 1950s and 1960s, soap operas, such as Guiding Light, went from the radio to CBS television. The last P&G produced show, As the World Turns, left television in 2010. The only soap opera partially produced by P&G remaining on air is The Young and the Restless on CBS. From May 1964 to June 1999, P&G produced and sponsored Another World on the NBC network.