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MAY 2 - Today in Food History

• National Truffles Day (Truffle Trivia & Facts)

School Nutrition Employee Week (May 2-6, 2016)
• National Herb Week (May 2-8, 2016) International Herb Association [www.iherb.org/]
• National Raisin Week (May 1-7, 2016) origin uncertain (Raisin Trivia & History)

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1519 Leonardi da Vinci died (born April 15, 1452). Italian artist, etc, etc, etc.

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)

1885 ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine begins publication.  Founded by Clark W. Bryan, the magazine was purchased by Hearst publishing in 1911.

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)
 

 

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