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Thomas Volney Munson (1843-1913) is best remembered for his 1909 book, Foundation of American Grape Culture.

Looking for zucchini in Great Britain? Better ask for "courgette."

The tradition of Girl Scouts selling cookies began in 1930 when a troop in Philadelphia agreed to help the local gas and electric company demonstrate a newfangled electric range by baking cookies in a storefront window.

Before he became known as a toothless, uncouth cowboy sidekick,
Gabby Hayes had a reputation as a fine Shakespearean actor.

To stump Japanese forces during World War II, the U.S. military employed Navajos to communicate classified information over the air waves in their
native tongue.

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