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.
1879: In Utica, N.Y., Frank Woolworth opens a five-cent Woolworth store. It failed within weeks. He would open his second store in April 1879 in Lancaster, Pa., expanding the concept to include merchandise priced at 10 cents. In 1911, the F. W. Woolworth Company was incorporated with 586 stores.
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