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- 1851 Jacob Fussell, a Baltimore dairyman, opens the first commercial ice cream factory.
- 1859 The Pig War:
On one of the San Juan Islands between the U.S. Washington Territory and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, a pig owned by an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Co. breaks into a potato patch of American squatter who shoots and kills the pig. The subsequent confrontation nearly triggers a British-American war over the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. The dispute was not completely resolved until 1872.
- 1914 Bob Wian was born (March 31, 1992).
In 1936 he founded the Big Boy restaurant chain in Glendale, California with a 10 stool hamburger stand. In 1967 he sold the chain to Marriott Corp. for $7 million.
- 1958 Pizza Hut is born.
Eighteen-year-old Frank Carney sees a story in the Saturday Evening Post about the “pizza fad” among teenagers and college students. With $600 borrowed from his mother, he and his brother Dan open the first Pizza Hut in Wichita, Kansas.
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