MARCH 4 - Today in Food History

• National Pound Cake Day
  (Pound Cake Recipes  --  Pound Cake History & Facts)

• Iceland: Bun Day (March 4, 2019 - Mon before Shrove Tuesday) Children invade homes in the morning with colorful sticks and receive gifts of whipped cream buns.

Pancake Week (March 4-10, 2019 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
  · Pancake Recipes  ·  Cooking Tips  ·  Facts & Trivia

• National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8, 2019)
  [School Nutrition Association]
  · Breakfast Recipes  ---  Breakfast Facts & Trivia

• World Salt Awareness Week March 4-10, 2019)
[World Action on Salt & Health]  [On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
· Salt Facts and Trivia  ·  Salt Kitchen Tips

· Articles: Salt of the Earth 1 · Salt of the Earth 2

• UK: [Fairtrade Fortnight] (Feb 25-March 10, 2019) 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.

UK: [British Pie Week] (March 4-10, 2019)


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1634 March 3 or 4: Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.

1791 Vermont became the 14th state.
(Vermont Food Trivia and Facts)

1792 Samuel Slocum was born. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.

1792 Oranges were supposedly introduced to Hawaii.
(Hawaii Food Trivia & Facts)

1837 Chicago was incorporated as a city (population 4,200).  (Chicago Food Trivia and Facts)

1868 Jesse Chisholm died in Oklahoma (born 1805?).  A frontier trader, Chisholm blazed one of the West’s most famous cattle trails (The Chisholm Trail) between Texas and Kansas.

1913 President William H. Taft signed Public Law 426-62, creating the U. S. Department of Labor.

1913 The Weeks-McLean Law became effective. It was designed to stop commercial market hunting and illegal shipment of migratory birds from one state to another.  Included were "All wild geese, wild swans, brant, wild ducks, snipe, plover, woodcock, rail, wild pigeons, and all other migratory game and insectivorous birds."
(Passenger Pigeon Trivia & Facts)

1927 Ira Remsen died (born Feb 10, 1846).  American chemist, codiscoverer in 1879 (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener.
(Saccharin Facts & Trivia)

1938 John Galardi was born (died April 13, 2013).  Founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain.
(Hot Dog Trivia and Facts))

1943 Irving Berlin won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'White Christmas' written for the film 'Holiday Inn'

1971 The Cranberries drummer, Feargal Lawlor, was born today. (Cranberry Trivia & Facts)

1994 John Candy died. Canadian comedian and actor, member of 'The Second City' comedy troupe.

2010 In the UK, The Guardian reported that 2.6 million households now have microchips installed in their rubbish bins by local British governments. The chips can identify the households and measure the weight of rubbish in the bins.


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