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Food & History: April 30

Food & History: April 30

1792  John Montague, Earl of Sandwich dies. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii).  He is said to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions.

1939  The New York World’s Fair opens with the theme ‘Dawn of a New Day’ and ‘the World of Tomorrow.’

1981  Dunkin Donuts opens its first store in the Philippines.