National Sandwich Day / Dewey Defeats Truman

National Sandwich Day

November 3

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, is thought to be the namesake of the sandwich. It is said that the earl was a very heavy gambler in the mid-1700s. Because he didn’t want to leave the table, he ordered his servants to bring him meats and breads to nosh on while he continued playing his cards. His cohorts would then say: “I’ll have the same as Sandwich,” and thus the item was named.

Dewey Defeats Truman

November 3, 1948

So many people thought that Thomas Dewey, the Governor of New York and Republican challenger, had won the U.S. Presidential election over the incumbent, Harry Truman, that the Chicago Daily Tribune printed the incorrect banner headline. However, it turned out that Dewey lost the election by an electoral vote margin of 303–189–39.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Kendall Jenner – Model – born in Los Angeles, California

Charles Bronson – Actor – born in Ehronfeld, Pennsylvania


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