APRIL 11 - Today in Food History
• National Cheese Fondue Day
• [International 'Louie Louie' Day] (See 1935 below - The birthday of 'Louie Louie' composer. The all time party song, it has been recorded more times than any other rock song in history).
• National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018)
[American Library Association]
On this day in:
1899 Percy L. Julian was born. An African American chemist, he worked on synthesizing various compounds from soy beans. One of his creations was a foam fire extinguisher refined from soya protein.
1926 Luther Burbank died. American horticulturist, he developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables, including the Burbank Potato (1873), the Shasta Daisy, over 100 varieties of plums and prunes and 10 varieties of berries.
1935 Richard Berry, composer of 'Louie Louie' was born (died Jan 23, 1997).
1958 'Tequila' by The Champs is #1 on the charts.
1986 Kellogg’s ended tours of its breakfast cereal plant for fear that industrial spies would obtain company secrets.
1992 A record 85 pound ‘Great’ Barracuda was caught with rod and reel. It was caught off Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
2008 The tap water in Alamosa, Colorado has been declared safe to drink. On March 19 water samples had tested positive for salmonella contamination. (See March 19, 2008 for details)
2008 The last livestock auctions were held at the 122 year old South St. Paul Stockyards, which was once one of the world's leading livestock centers.