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On this day: February 22

Published On: Feb 21 2013 11:56:47 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - popcorn
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1630: Popcorn is introduced to the English colonists in Plymouth, Mass., by Quadequina of the Wampanoag tribe, who brought it in deerskin bags as his contribution at their first Thanksgiving dinner. Native Americans were growing popcorn for more than a thousand years before the arrival of European explorers.

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