April 6, 1930
The Twinkie is invented by James A. Dewar. While working for the Continental Baking Company (which later became Hostess), he needed a substitute for the filling in their strawberry shortcake, as strawberries were seasonal. So he substituted cream for the strawberry filling and the Twinkie was born. He himself ate three a day and lived to the age of 92.
The original Twinkies had a stated shelf life of only 26 days (the newer ones are 45 days), but as we all know, after the Zombie Apocalypse the only thing remaining will be cockroaches and Twinkies.