APRIL 21 - Today in Food History
• International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day (April 21, 2018) An international celebration of raw-milk cheese and the individuals who bring it to life from the pasture to the plate. [Oldways Cheese Coalition]
• World Fish Migration Day (April 21, 2018) To create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
• National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
(Cashew Nut Trivia and Facts)
• St. Bueno's Day, patron against cattle diseases.
• UK: Coffee Week (April 16-22, 2018)
On this day in:
1838 John Muir was born. Muir was a naturalist who was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California in 1890.
1910 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) Died. American author, pen name Mark Twain, who wrote ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ etc. There are many quotes and descriptions about food and dining in his works (and on FoodReference.com). An example is:
"A man accustomed to American food and American domestic cookery would not starve to death suddenly in Europe, but I think he would gradually waste away, and eventually die." (From 'A Tramp Abroad').
1930 Donald J. Tyson was born (died Jan 6, 2011). President and CEO of Tyson Foods, he built his fathers Arkansas chicken feed and hatchery business into one of the largest producers of chicken, beef and pork in the world.
1956 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley was number 1 on the music charts.
1959 Alfred Dean caught a record 2,664 pound great white shark with rod and reel off Ceduna, Australia.
1962 The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opened in Seattle, Washington.
1962 The Top Of The Needle restaurant in the Seattle, Washington Space Needle, was officially opened. It was the second revolving restaurant in the U.S. It seats 260 and rotates completely once every hour. (The world's first revolving restaurant was the La Ronde Restaurant built in 1961 atop the Ala Moana building fronting the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The restaurant has since closed down.)
1963 The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club.
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website. For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected] All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only. Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright. Please take the time to request permission.
and COOKING CLASSES
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training - Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide
FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD CALENDAR SECTION: Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months