APRIL 27 - Today in Food History
• National Arbor Day [Arbor Day Foundation]
(April 27, 2018 - last Friday in April - many states observe different dates according to best local tree planting times)
• National Prime Rib Day (Beef Roast Recipes)
• [National 30 Hour Famine] (Feb 23-24, 2018 and April 27-28, 2018) Students in the U.S. and around the world unite to learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry themselves for 30 hours!
• St. Zita feast day, patron of servants.
On this day in:
1773 The British Parliament passed the 'Tea Act,' one of the events that led to the American Revolution.
(Tea Trivia & Facts -- A Short History of Tea)
1865 Cornell University was chartered. Cornell is an agricultural land grant university endowed by Ezra Cornell, one of the founders of Western Union Telegraph Co. Today, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, offers many programs, including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Hotel Administration, and Nutritional Sciences.
1871 The American Museum of Natural History in New York City was opened to the public.
1902 Julius Sterling Morton died. He was the founder of Arbor Day, first observed in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. Over one million trees were planted.
1965 R. C. Duncan was granted a patent for 'Pampers' disposable diapers.
1968 Australia's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened in Sydney's western suburbs. (Australia Trivia)
(Australia: Eucalyptus and Vegemite)
1995 On 'Seinfeld' Kramer began sculpting with pasta.
(Pasta Trivia and Facts)
2002 Ruth Handler died (born Nov 4, 1916). Creator of the Barbie Doll (1959) and co-founder of the Mattel company in 1942.