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MAY 17 - Today in Food History

• National Cherry Cobbler Day (Cherry Cobbler Recipe)
• National Walnut Day (1949, Walnut Marketing Board)
  (Walnut Trivia and Facts)
World Baking Day May 17, 2016  (Baking Articles)
• Feast of St. Pascal Baylon, patron of cooks

• American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22, 2016)
  [Brewers Association]
• World Trade Week  (May 15-21, 2016) Every year, the President of the United States declares the 3rd full week of May as World Trade Week.
• UK: British Tomato Week May 16-22, 2016 [British Tomato Growers’ Assn] (Tomato Trivia - Tomato Recipes)
• UK: National Vegetarian Week (May 16-22, 2016) The Vegetarian Society (Vegetarian Trivia & Facts)
• UK: Real Bread Week (May 14-22, 2016)
  (Bread Recipes  --  Bread Trivia & Facts)

On this day in:

1733 England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain and its possessions.
(Molasses Trivia)

1792 Under a tree near 68 Wall Street in New York City,  24 stock brokers signed an agreement on commission rates. This agreement eventually led to the establishment of the New York Stock Exchange in 1817.

1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent a Reaping Machine.

1838 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord died.  Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, known simply as Talleyrand, French statesman, diplomat and grand gourmet, called the 'first fork of France.'  He served at the top levels of French governments for almost 50 years.  During this time his chefs included Bouchee, Careme, and Avice.  Many culinary preparations have been created or named for him.

1886 John Deere died.  Inventor and manufacturer, he developed the first steel plow in the 1830s, and founded John Deere & Company in 1868.

1887 Dennis W. Shorter was issued U.S. patent # 363,089 for a livestock feed rack.

1906 The 100 room Turnberry Hotel, opened on the west coast of Scotland.

1947 Seabiscuit, the championship thoroughbred race horse, died at age 14.

1967 Tennessee repealed its 1925 law making it illegal to teach evolution in public schools.
(Tennessee Food Trivia & Facts)

1979 A state record low temperature of 12°F was recorded at the summit of the dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, in Hawaii. (Hawaii Food Trivia & Facts)

1985 A record salmon, a Chinook salmon, caught with rod and reel weighed over 97 pounds and was caught in Alaska. (Salmon Trivia and Facts)

1986 ‘Chicken Song’ by Spitting Image hit #1 in UK.

1992 Lawrence Welk, champagne music-maker, died.
 

 

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