On this day: March 7

POSTED: 10:20 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 06, 2014 

The board game Monopoly is born, Glamour begins publishing, a civil rights march in Selma, Ala., ends in violence, and Kathryn Bigelow makes Oscar history, all on this day.

OTD March 7 - John Harvey Kellogg
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Library of Congress

1897: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg serves the world's first cornflakes to his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. Rather than the sweeter breakfast cereal sold today, these cornflakes were an unsweetened addition to the diets of Kellogg's patients, who suffered from a variety of ailments, which he believed could be cured by a strict vegetarian diet and vigorous exercise. In 1906, his brother, Will Keith Kellogg, added sugar to the recipe and began marketing the flakes as a breakfast food.

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