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MAY 21 - Today in Food History

• National Waitstaff Day
• National Strawberries & Cream Day
World Fish Migration Day (May 21, 2016) To create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
• World Whisky Day (May 21, 2016) (Official website)

• American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22, 2016)
  [Brewers Association] (Beer Trivia  --  Beer Articles)
International Pickle Week (May 20-30, 2016 [10 days]) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions (Pickle Trivia  --  Pickle Recipes)
• 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:

1765 The first Agricultural Fair in North America was held at the British garrison, Fort Edwards, Nova Scotia.

1870 William C. Coleman was born (died Nov 2, 1957).  Inventor and founder of the Coleman Company, manufacturer of camping equipment.

1881 Clara Barton founded The American Red Cross in Washington D.C.

1881 The United States National Lawn Tennis Association was founded in New York City.

1916 To much confusion, Daylight Saving Time was introduced in Britain as a war-time measure to save fuel.

1923 Delmonico's Restaurant closed its doors, a victim of Prohibition. (Some sources list October 4, 1918).
(Delmonico’s Trivia & Facts)

1927 After a 33½ hour flight from Roosevelt Field in New York, Charles A. Lindbergh landed in Paris at 10:24 pm in his single engine airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. The first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1987 Archie Fairley Carr died.  An American biologist and authority on turtles.  His extensive studies and conservation efforts helped to increase turtle populations around the world.

2009 After months of numerous mechanical failures, a new recycling system was activated on the international space station.  The new system recycles astronauts urine and sweat into drinking water.
(Urine Trivia and Facts)
 

 

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