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Cheeseburger day is celebrated annually on the 18th of September.

This celebration of one of the most iconic and delicious foods has
been taking place every year since the early part of the Roaring 20s.

The story goes that a teenager, Lionel Sternberger, who was working
in his father’s sandwich shop, The Rite Spot in Pasadena, California, 
just decided to put a slice of American cheese on a burger one day        
and found it to be tasty so he shared the idea with his dad who
liked it too. And, thus, the cheeseburger was born.

Although the idea was thought to be created in California in 1924,
the first actual sandwich to be marketed that was first called the
“cheeseburger” was at Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky
in 1934. But the following year, in 1935, the term “cheeseburger”
was actually trademarked in another place, at the Humpty Dumpty
Drive-in in Denver, Colorado. It seems that people all over the U.S. 
have taken credit for the invention of the cheeseburger!
   

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TODAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

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Thanks to President Reagan, we celebrate National Ice Cream
Day every third Sunday in July, meaning July 18 this year. The
President wanted to commemorate a treat enjoyed by over 90
percent of the US population. In 1984, he decreed a day for ice
cream, and his proclamation actually glorified the dairy industry
in America. In fact, Americans still lead the world when it comes
to eating this frozen delight: 23 gallons a year to be precise.


Ron & Nancy Reagan enjoy ice cream cones in the Summer
of 1967.

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COL. SANDERS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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Harland Sanders - IMDb
Colonel Harland David Sanders
(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

 

Harland Sanders, he was an American businessman  and
entrepreneur, best known for building his Kentucky Fried
Chicken café into a fast-food empire.

Sanders previously worked as a farmer, salesman,
railroad fireman, and steamboat pilot.


He sold KFC to John Y. Brown Jr., Jack Massey,
and a group of investors for $2 million in 1964.

 

Kentucky | Sutori
This is the original KFC in Corbin, Kentucky.
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KFC’S COLONEL WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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What's The Matter Colonel Sanders, Chicken? — No Pants Records
(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

 

Born Harland David Sanders, he was an American businessman
and entrepreneur, best known for building his Kentucky Fried
Chicken cafe into a fast-food empire.

He worked as a farmer, salesman, steamboat pilot, and railroad
fireman.

He sold KFC to John Y. Brown Jr., Jack Massey, and a group
of investors for $2 million in 1964.

 

FROM ME TO YOU …. 5. Insights from - THE SYNOPSIS: COLONEL… | by jADEPETU | AchieversORBIT

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CLASSIC KFC AD FROM THE PDX RETRO FILES

r/thebeachboys - You know KFC has a sweet tea flavored MTN dew?

The Beach Boys 50* - Live In Concert (2012, Blu-ray) | Discogs

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