Friday, May 3, 2013

5/3 ? 0.6?

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  1. As often happens when I read one of your blog pages, this'n sent me out to do some research. I found the following:

    The Fifth Third name [edit]
    Fifth Third's unusual name is the result of the June 1, 1908 merger of Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank, to become the Fifth Third National Bank of Cincinnati.[4] While Third National was the senior partner, the merger took place during a period when prohibitionist ideas were gaining popularity, and it is legend that "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth", which could have been construed as a reference to three "fifths" of alcohol.[5] The name went through several changes over the years until March 24, 1969, when it was changed to Fifth Third Bank.[4]