"Believe it or not, a dentist named Dr. William Morrison invented the cotton candy in 1897. Cotton candy was first introduced at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. A box of the sweet stuff sold for 25 cents. The name “Cotton Candy” was then later trademarked by another dentist by the name of Dr. Josef Lascaux.
Some famous personalities celebrating their birthday today are Amanda Seyfried, Ozzy Osbourne, Julianne Moore, and Brendan Fraser.
Today in History
On this day in 1984, a gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, spread over a populated area, resulting ultimately in 15,000 to 20,000 deaths and leaving some half million survivors with chronic medical ailments.