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THE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET ~

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Sweden and France were the first countries to form the buffet concept. The
smorgasbord originated in Sweden as a way to feed hungry out-of-town
visitors. The offering started out small with just bread and butter, which in
the Swedish language translates to “smorgasbord”. The menu grew to
include salted fish, eggs and boiled vegetables, moving on to cold cuts,
warm entrees and salads, ending the spread with dessert and coffee. The
French offered a more refined display featuring lavish “buffet” tables. 

The Swedish folks brought their smorgasbord to America at the 1939
World’s Fair in New York. The sizable selection of food was located
atop a rotating platform inside the Three Crowns restaurant (below).

The smorgasbord at Three Crowns went on to inspire other buffet-style
restaurants in the 1950’s.      

    
     

   
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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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