JUNE 18 - Today in Food History
• National Cherry Tart Day (Tart Recipes - Cherry Trivia)
• International Picnic Day (Picnic Trivia)
• National Go Fishing Day (Fishing Trivia)
• International Sushi Day (Ordering Sushi)
• National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2019) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.
On this day in:
1816 Thomas Henry died (born Oct 26, 1734). An apothecary in Manchester, England, he was the first to produce artifically carbonated water for sale.
(Seltzer Trivia & Facts)
1865 Edmund Ruffin died. He was a pioneer in the study of soil chemistry in the U.S.
1892 Macadamia nuts were first planted in Hawaii.
(Macadamia Nut Trivia -- Hawaii Food Trivia & Facts)
1897 Juliet Corson died. Librarian, cookery teacher and writer, founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876. Her books include 'Cooking Manual' (1877), 'Twenty-five Cent Dinners for Families of Six' (1878), and 'Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery' (1886).
1898 Atlantic City, NJ opened its Steel Pier (boardwalk). The world-famous Steel Pier had 9 miles of food, beverages, concessions, amusements, concerts, etc. Ed McMahon, of the Johnny Carson Show and Publisher's Clearing House fame, was a barker on the pier in his youth. (New Jersey Food Trivia -- NJ Food Festivals)
1913 Robert Mondavi was born. A leading Napa Valley vintner. (North American Wines Articles)
1964 The African Groundnut Council was founded in Dakar.
1993 So-called 'killer bees,' Africanized honey bees, have reached Tucson, Arizona; a small dog was killed from a bee attack. Their original source was Brazil, where African bees were imported for experimental cross breeding. (Bee Trivia and Facts)