Possible origins[ edit ] Reuben Kulakofsky, Blackstone Hotel: Omaha, Nebraska[ edit ] One origin story holds that Reuben Kulakofsky his first name sometimes spelled Reubin; his last name sometimes shortened to Kay , a Jewish Lithuanian -born grocer residing in Omaha, Nebraska , was the inventor, perhaps as part of a group effort by members of Kulakofsky's weekly poker game held in the Blackstone Hotel from around through The participants, who nicknamed themselves "the committee", included the hotel's owner, Charles Schimmel. The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone's lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won a national contest with the recipe. A variation of the above account is related by Bernard Sobel in his book, Broadway Heartbeat:
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He was named in honour of Saint Peter and Saint Paul , because he was born on their solemnity. The family returned to Cologne the next year. In , two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother Maria Pypelincks to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. Religion figured prominently in much of his work, and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting  he had said "My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings". By fourteen he began his artistic apprenticeship with Tobias Verhaeght. Subsequently, he studied under two of the city's leading painters of the time, the late Mannerist artists Adam van Noort and Otto van Veen. Rubens completed his education in , at which time he entered the Guild of St.
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