Sandwich – Did You Know…

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… That the bread-enclosed convenience food known as the “sandwich” is attributed to John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), a British statesman and notorious profligate and gambler, who is said to be the inventor of this type of food so that he would not have to leave his gaming table to take supper?

Not only that: Hawaii was also once named “Sandwich Islands”! Captain James Cook visited the islands on January 18, 1778 and named them the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was one of his sponsors as the First Lord of the Admiralty. This name was in use until the 1840s, when the local name “Hawaii” gradually began to take precedence.

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19 thoughts on “Sandwich – Did You Know…

  1. Well this post is for me. I was married in Hawaii on the island of Oahu and I eat ham sandwiches every single day. Hahaha!

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  2. True history was made when Charles Peanut, the eleventh Earl of Butter, while attending a royal symposium, was introduced to Margaret Grape, Lady Jelly. They instantly took to each other and got along famously thereafter.

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