Some more firsts ….

Regular airmail service was inaugurated between New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. this date in 1918.

 

 

Nylon stockings hit the market this date in 1940 for the first time.

 

 

 

And this is National Chocolate Chip Day.  The chocolate chip cookie was invented by the American chef Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938. She invented the recipe during the period when she owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts. In this era, the Toll House Inn was a popular restaurant that featured home cooking. And that’s why at one time, the cookies were known as Toll House Cookies.

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