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NOVEMBER 2 Today in Food History

• National Deviled Egg Day

National Fig Week (Nov 1-7, 2014)

On this day in:

1734 Daniel Boone was born. American pioneer and frontiersman.

1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI of France, was born (guillotined Oct 16, 1793). She would sometimes wear potato blossoms as a hair decoration.  Attributed quote: "If they have no bread, let them eat cake."

1867 The first issue of 'Harpers Bazaar' magazine was published.

1903 The first issue of the British newspaper 'The Daily Mirror' was published. It was launched as a newspaper for women, run by women.

1912 The XIT Ranch in Texas sold its last head of cattle. At its peak the ranch had more than 160,000 head of cattle on its nearly 3 million acres, with 1,500 miles of fencing. (XIT Museum:

1947 Dave Pegg of the music group 'Jethro Tull' was born.

1950 George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, died. You will find many food related quotes from his works on the Food Reference Website. ("Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.")

1957 William C. Coleman died (born May 21, 1870). Inventor and founder of the Coleman Company, manufacturer of camping equipment.

1978 The largest squid ever caught was taken in Thimble Tickle Bay, Newfoundland. It was 55 feet long and weighed two tons.

1995 The Soup Nazi first appears on the ‘Seinfeld’ TV show.

2007 The animated 'Bee Movie' opened in U.S. theatres. The story of a bee who discovers that humans actually eat honey and decides to sue them.

2010 San Francisco passed a law that allows toys to be given away with kids restaurant meals only if the meal contains less than 600 calories.


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