NOVEMBER 12 - Today in Food History
• National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
(Pizza Trivia & Facts -- History of Pizza)
• Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
(Chicken Soup Recipes)
• National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week (Nov 11-19, 2017 - week before Thanksgiving) [National Coalition for the Homeless] A time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
• World Fair Trade Week (Nov 8-15, 2017) [a biennial events in odd years) A biennial event initiated by the World Fair Trade Organization
• National Split Pea Soup Week (Nov 12-18, 2017)
(Pea Soup Recipes)
On this day in:
1908 William Keith Brooks died. An influential zoologist, he was a champion for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay oyster. (Oyster Trivia & Facts)
1926 Jack Ryan was born. Before helping to develop the Barbie Doll for Mattell, Ryan worked for the Pentagon designing missiles!
1936 The Oakland Bay Bridge opened.
1947 Buck Dharma of the music group 'Blue Oyster Cult' was born.
1954 Ellis Island in New York Harbor closed after processing more than 12 million immigrants since its opening in 1892.
1956 Ice cubes, anyone? The U.S. Navy icebreaker, USS Glacier, sighted the largest iceberg ever recorded. At 208 miles long and 60 miles wide it was about the size of Belgium!. The iceberg had broken from the Ross Ice Shelf in the Antarctic.
1974 After more than 125 years, salmon returned to the River Thames in England.
1980 The play 'Lunch Hour' opened on Broadway.
1989 The musical drama 'Grand Hotel' opened on Broadway. It ran for 1,017 performances.