MAY 2 - Today in Food History
• World Tuna Day (UN Resolution)
• National Truffles Day (Truffle Trivia & Facts)
• Stewardship & Education Week - April 29-May 6, 2018 (last Sun in April to 1st Sun in May) [Nat’l Assoc. of Conservation Districts] To encourage conserving natural resources for our future. 2018 Theme is 'Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.'
• UK: National Gardening Week: April 30-May 6, 2018 [Royal Horticultural Society] Encouraging gardners to share their love of gardening.
On this day in:
1519 Leonardi da Vinci died (born April 15, 1452). Italian artist, etc, etc, etc.
1670 King Charles II of England granted a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company, which gave the company a trading monopoly and effective control over a vast region surrounding North America's Hudson Bay.
1854 Hugh Rock of Boston, Massachusetts received the first U.S. design patent for a hairbrush.
1878 The U.S. stopped minting the 20 cent coin.
1878 At 7 a.m., the ‘Washburn A’ flour mill in Minneapolis exploded, sending the roof 500 feet in the air. 18 workers were killed and seven other flour mills were also destroyed. (Flour Trivia & Facts)
1880 The S.S. Columbia became the first U.S. steamboat to successfully employ electric lighting, installed in its passenger rooms and main salons.
1885 ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine begins publication. Founded by Clark W. Bryan, the magazine was purchased by Hearst publishing in 1911.
1890 The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1903 Bejnamin Spock was born (died March 15, 1998). American pediatrician and author of the best selling 'Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care' (1946)
1934 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev died. A Russian chemist who developed a method for large scale production of synthetic rubber. Production of polybutadiene was begun in 1932 using potatoes and limestone as raw materials.
1942 'Moonlight Cocktail' by Glenn Miller was #1 on the music charts.
1969 The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) British luxury ocean liner left on her maiden voyage to New York.
1972 President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day on the 4th Saturday in September.
1974 Filming for 'Jaws' began at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. (Shark Facts & Trivia)
1993 Julio Gallo died (born March 21, 1910). Co-founded E & J Gallo Winery with his brother Ernest in 1933. It is the largest winery in the U.S. with about 25% of the U.S. wine market.
(North American Wine Articles)