Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 2:24 PM Jun 07 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jun 05 2015

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

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June 5 is National Doughnut Day. Celebrate by grabbing a doughnut and learning about the history of this deep-fried pastry, according to information from Smithsonian magazine, The History Kitchen, The Salvation Army and other sources.