Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 02, 2016 

In honor of Friday's National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

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The very first official National Doughnut Day was held by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to raise money for the group during the Great Depression. The Salvation Army also used it to commemorate the World War I doughnut lassies. The group remains active in National Doughnut Day today.


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