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July 3: International Hot Pocket Day

  • 1775 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington goes to Cambridge, Massachusetts and takes command of the Continental Army, known for their delicious breakfasts.
  • 1776 - The Declaration of Independence is peer reviewed.
  • 1870 - Oscar Wilde graduates from Maudlin College, Oxford, with a double-first in modren classics and flower arranging.
  • 1885 - "He who hath smelt it, dealt it" ruling in federal court sets new legal precedent.
  • 1890 - The moderately severe United States Potato Shortage of the 1880s is resolved when Idaho is accepted as the 43rd U.S. state.
  • 1939 - Coco Laboy, future Montreal Expos 3rd baseman and creator of the "daily double", is born.
  • 1978 - Conceptual artist Humphrey Crawford exhibits his piece Oil, Urine and Diesel on Canvas.
  • 1996 - Jeff Goldblum finally begins to figure out how to take down the aliens.
  • 1983 - After a wild night of passion between a Pop Tart and a mediocre plate of Italian food, the Hot Pocket is conceived.
  • 2005 - Hot Pocket develops strange illness. Becomes Croissant Pocket.
  • 2014 - Self-heating Hot Pockets with white phosphorus turn out to be extremely popular with arsonists but no one else.