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1805: In Vienna, Austria, Bavarian butcher Johann George Lehner introduces a new sausage recipe combining pork and beef he calls the "frankfurter" and serves it on a bun. They became such a recognizable staple of Viennese cuisine that people from abroad began to identify them as wienerwurst ("Vienna-sausage") or simply wieners.
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1856: Louis Brandeis, who would go on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1916 to 1939, is born in Louisville, Kentucky. Brandeis, who was the first Jewish person to serve on the Supreme Court and was known for his dedication to progressive social causes, became one of the most famous and influential figures ever to serve on the high court.
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1927: The first underwater tunnel designed for automobiles, the Holland Tunnel, opens to traffic, connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City, New Jersey, under the Hudson River. The tunnel is named for Clifford Milburn Holland, the chief engineer on the project, who died before it was completed.