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Today in History: April 17

Today in History: April 17 1629  Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790  Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810  Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917  The Del Monte brand […]

Today in History: April 12

Today in History: April 12 1949  United Fruit Company registers the ‘Chiquita Banana’ trademark for fresh bananas. 1989  The USSR issues ration cards for sugar due to shortages. 1990  Three US tuna companies StarKist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee, announced their commitment to dolphin-safe tuna-catching of their products. 2001  Maryland bans farming of genetically […]

Today in History: February 26

Today in History: February 26 1852  Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916  Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]