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Today in History: March 23

Today in History: March 23

1806  Lewis & Clark expedition began the journey back to St. Louis from their winter encampment from Columbia River in Oregon.

1857  Fannie Merritt Farmer was born, American culinary authority, and author of the 1896 edition of ‘The Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ which became known in future editions as the ‘Fannie Farmer Cook Book.’

1896  The New York State Legislature passed Raines Law, which restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays. However, Manhattan hotels with at least 10 rooms were allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday accompanied by a meal or in hotel bedrooms.  Numerous saloons proceeded to add small furnished rooms and applied for hotel licenses.

1912  The Dixie Cup was developed by Lawrence Luellen and Hugh Moore.

1923 Cutty Sark Scots Whisky was created by Berry Brothers & Rudd wine and spirit merchants in Scotland.

1965  Astronaut John Young smuggles a corned beef sandwich aboard the first Gemini spacecraft flight.

1965  International House of Pancakes (IHOP) trademark registered.