THINGS TO know
On this date in 1904, Charles Menches of St. Louis is said to have conceived the ice cream cone. The walk-away cone debuted at that year’s St. Louis World’s Fair. (Note: the same fair also saw the premiere of another hot-weather staple. Richard Blechyden, an Englishman who had a tea concession at the fair, invented and sold iced tea.)
On this date in 1944, the Canadian Army went into action in northern France during the Second World War as a separate unit for the first time. Until then, it had been under British command.