APRIL 12 - Today in Food History

• National Licorice Day [Licorice International]
  (Licorice Trivia and Facts)

• National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  (International Grilled Cheese Recipes)

• Feast of St. Zeno of Verona, patron of anglers, fishermen.

• Corn Festival - Cochumatan Indians, Guatemala

• National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018)
  [American Library Association]
 

On this day in:

1748 Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu was born. A French botanist whose ideas formed the foundation of a natural plant classification system.

1837 William Procter, James Gamble started making, soap and candles.

1912 Clara Barton died (born Dec 25, 1821).  Founder of the American Red Cross.

1949 United Fruit Co. registered the 'Chiquita Banana' trademark for fresh bananas. (Banana Trivia & Facts)

1985 The four 'unicorns' of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus were declared to be only goats with surgically implanted horns by federal inspectors. The circus was ordered to stop advertising them as unicorns.

1988 The first U.S. patent on an animal life form was issued to Harvard scientists for a genetically engineered mouse.

1989 The USSR issued ration cards for sugar due to a shortage.

1990 Three U.S. tuna canneries, StarKist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee, announced their commitment to ‘dolphin-safe’ tuna-catching practices.
(Tuna Trivia and Facts)

1996 'James and the Giant Peach' opened in U.S. theatres.

2001 Maryland banned the farming of genetically modified fish in any waters linked to other bodies of water.
 

 

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