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APRIL 14 - Today in Food History

• National Pecan Day (Pecan Trivia and Facts)

National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016)
• UK: Coffee Week (April 11-17, 2016)
• UK: National Gardening Week: April 11-17, 2016
  [Royal Horticultural Society]

On this day in:

1828 The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary is copyrighted.

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 a U.K. patent for frozen fish fingers.

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 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck was published.

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)
 

 

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