(since 1999)



   Home   |   Articles   |   Food_Trivia   |   TODAY_in_FOOD_HISTORY   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |   Cooking_Tips   |   Videos   |   Food_Quotes   |   Who’s_Who   |   Food_Poems   |   Culinary Schools_&_Tours   |   Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Free_Magazines   |   Food_Festivals

Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months

You are here > Home

Today in Food HistoryMARCH >  March 11



Food Timeline - 50,000 BC to 2021



FREE Magazines
and other Publications

Free Professional and Technical Research, White Papers, Case Studies, Magazines, and eBooks


MARCH 11 - Today in Food History

• Turn your clock ahead before going to bed tonight - Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow, March 12, 2023.

• Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day (Waffle Recipes)

• Groundwater Awareness Week (March 5-11, 2023)
  [National Ground Water Association]

• UK: [British Pie Week] (March 6-12, 2023)
  (Pie Recipes  ---  Pie Trivia  ---  Pie Quotes)

UK: SPAM Appreciation Week  (March 6-12, 2023)

• UK: [Fairtrade Fortnight] (Feb 27-March 12, 2023) Celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.

On this day in:

1791 Samuel Mulliken of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received a patent for a machine to thresh corn and grain. He also received 3 more patents on the same day, becoming the first person in the U.S. to receive more than one patent. (Grain Trivia & Facts)

1818 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's 'Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus' was first published.

1845 One possible date given for John Chapman’s, 'Johnny Appleseed' death. (Date is variously given as March 10, 11 or 18 - March 18 is the most accepted date). (Johnny Appleseed Trivia & Facts)

1888 In the Northeastern U.S. the 'Great Blizzard of 1888' began 3 days of snow, wind and freezing weather. Up to 4 feet of snow fell with drifts exceeding 20 feet, shutting down all communication and transportation.

1903 Lawrence Welk, champagne music-maker, was born. (Champagne Trivia & Facts)

1918 The first U.S. cases of the deadly 'Spanish Influenza' were reported at the Army hospital in Fort Riley, Kansas. The pandemic killed more than 600,000 Americans, and almost 40 million people worldwide.

1945 Canned Heat guitarist Harvey Mandel ws born.

1947 Mark Stein of the music group 'Vanilla Fudge' was born.

1955 Alexander Fleming died (born Aug 6, 1881). Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928 while working at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

1972 Neil Young's album 'Harvest' is number 1 on U.S. and U.K. charts.

2001 Twenty-five new cases of foot-and-mouth disease were confirmed in the U.K., bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 163.
(see also Feb 20, 2001).

2008 San Francisco passed a law requiring chain restaurants, with 20 or more locations in California, to post nutrition information on their menus.
(Nutrition Articles)

2011 Japan: A massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 struck at 2:46 pm off the northeastern coast of Japan.  The most powerful earthquake in Japan's history, it triggered powerful tsunami waves of up 133 feet high which caused a major nuclear accident at a power plant. More than 15,000 people were killed and at least 332,000 buildings were destroyed.

2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the Coronavirus outbreak a Pandamic (widespread over several countries).


  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Food History Articles   |   Bibliography   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.  For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]   All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2023 James T. Ehler and 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. Logo


Popular Pages

World Cuisine
Food Festivals
Food Poems