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Today in History: March 31

Today in History: March 31

1848  William Waldorf Astor was born, builder of the famous Waldorf-Astoria in 1897.

1978  Charles Best dies discoverer of the hormone insulin which is used to treat diabetes.

1989  Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York persuade the FDA to allow importing and serving fogu (blowfish).

1992  Bob Wian dies, founder of the Big Boy restaurants, later sold to Marriott Corporation.

2005  Frank Perdue, president of Perdue Farms, a poultry icon dies.