PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, you might be happy to know it’s National Lollipop Day. George Smith is credited with creating the modern-day lollipop in 1931.

Legend has it his sweet creation was named after a winning racehorse.

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The favorite candy on a stick quickly became part of popular culture.

From Shirley Temple’s hit song “On the Good Shop Lollipop” to the “Lollipop Guild” in The Wizard of Oz.

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It’s very likely though that the lollipop goes even further back into history.

During prehistoric times, Archaeologists believe a form of lollipop may have been preserved nuts and berries in honey.

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