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’ with higher yield and protein content.

1955  French chef Daniel Boulud born.

1995  Pizza Hut introduced its Stuffed Crust Pizza.