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APRIL 14 - Today in Food History

• National Pecan Day (Pecan Trivia and Facts)

• Egg Salad Week in 2020 is April 13-18 (week after Easter, March or April) Dedicated to the many delicious uses for all of the Easter eggs that have been cooked, colored, hidden and found.
 

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1828 Noah Webster published 'American Dictionary of the English Language', with 70,000 entries, including more than 10,000 "Americanisms".

1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight. It sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15. (Authentic Titanic Recipes)

1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received U.K. patent  #257,222 for frozen fish fingers.
(see also March 6, 1930)

1935 Black Sunday.  A huge dust storm or 'black blizzard' blew through areas of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.  One of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, it displaced an estimated 300 million tons of topsoil.

1939 John Steinbecks Pulitzer winning novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ is published.  The story deals with the Great Depression, tenant farmers, migrant workers, the dust bowl and California.(see also Feb 27, 1941)

1945 A malfunctioning toilet on German U-Boat U-1206 forces it to surface off the coast of Scotland. Promptly attacked by British aircraft, the Captain scuttles the boat. (Toilet Trivia)

1964 Rachel Louise Carson died. An American biologist and author of 'Silent Spring,' about environmental pollution, especially the dangers of DDT.

1989 'She Drives Me Crazy' by Fine Young Cannibals is #1 on the charts

2010 Eastern Australia is hit by a locust plague. The insects infested some 190,000 square miles, ravaging farmland, gardens and grazing areas.
(Locust Trivia and Facts)

2020 Coronavirus:  Governors on East and West coasts are forming regional pacts to work on when and how to reopen gradually from the stay-at-home orders;  Spain begins a partial lifting of lockdown restrictions;  Some restaurants begin selling groceries in an effort to stay afloat.
 

 

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