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Food stamps, Lucky Lindy, Johnny Carson’s last Tonight show


May 16: This is quite the taste treat history date: root beer is invented by Charles Elmer Hires (1866); Spam is invented by George A. Hormel (1891), and Spaghetti-O’s sales begin. 1939—Food stamps are issued for the first time. 1987—NIMBY hits the high seas when the garbage barge Bobro 400 leaves New York and is at sea for eight weeks because no dumping site wants its cargo of 3,200 tons of waste. Born: Henry Fonda (1905). Died: Muppet creator Jim Henson. Sweet Vidalia Onions Month, National Etiquette Week, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day.

May 17: 1846—Antoine Joseph Sax gets a patent on the, you guessed it, saxophone. 1849—St. Louis is burned to the ground. 1875—The first Kentuck...

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