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Food & History: June 24

Food & History: June 24

1817  Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast.

1839  Gustavus Franklin Swift born, founder Swift & Company and inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship beef to eastern markets instead of live animals.

1895  Jack Dempsey born. He is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time and later became a successful restaurateur in New York City.

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