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Today in History: March 25

Today in History: March 25 1775  George Washington planted pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon. The trees were supposedly a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson. 1914  Norman Ernest Borlaug born. An American agronomist and Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger. He developed the wheat/rye hybrid called ‘triticale’ […]

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 […]