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DECEMBER 10 - Today in Food History

Terra Madre Day (always Dec 10) A worldwide celebration organized by Slow Food to reconnect communities with local food.
• National Lager Day
• Belgium: Foire aux Noix (Nuts Fair) 2016
• St. Eulalia, patron of sailors, mariners and rain
• UK: Grouse season ends. (Starts on August 12)

National Handwashing Awareness Week
(Dec 4-10, 2016)

On this day in:

1851 Melvil Dewey was born. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification system for cataloging library books.

1869 John Campbell, governor of the Wyoming Territory, approved the first law in U.S. history explicitly granting women the right to vote. (see also: Nov 5, 1889)

1877 Dr. Jared Kirtland died. A physician, naturalist, botanist and teacher, he is credited with developing 26 varieties of cherries and six varieties of pears.

1947 Walter Orange of the music group 'The Commodores' was born.

1958 A National Airlines Boeing 707 with 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami. It was the first domestic passenger jet flight.
** I am trying to locate information on what food was served on this flight. If anyone has information, please E-Mail me

1964 Robert William Flay (Bobby Flay) was born. Celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, host of numerous TV cooking shows. (http://www.bobbyflay.com/)
 

 

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