National Doughnut Day created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served the donuts to the soldiers of World War I. The day was started by the Chicago Salvation Army as a fundraiser to help the needy during the Great Depression.
A couple of other notable history items for June 5th.
- 1944 Allied Airborne Troops head to Normandy just before midnight
- 2004 Ronald Reagan (b. 1911) dies after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s