The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.
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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