NOVEMBER 6 - Today in Food History
• National Nachos Day
• St. Leonard's Day, patron of greengrocers
• National Fig Week (Nov 1-7, 2019) Fig Trivia & Facts
On this day in:
1217 The Charter of the Forest was issued by King Henry III, returning rights to the common man including access, pasture, grazing, cutting turf, collecting firewood, and ended harsh penalties. In 1154 King Henry II had placed restrictions and levies on woodland, fields, heathland, etc.
1814 Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax was born. A musical instrument maker, he invented the saxophone.
1879 The first official observance of Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Now observed on 2nd Monday in October. (Canadian Thanksgiving Trivia)
1905 The Broadway production of J.M. Barrie's most famous work opened in New York: 'Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up'
1914 Morton first used "When It Rains It Pours" trademark slogan for its salt. (Salt Trivia & Facts)
1923 HyperInflation ran rampant in Europe. A loaf of bread cost 140 Billion German Marks.
1975 'Good Morning America' premiered on TV.
1976 David Marine died (born Sep 20, 1888). An American pathologist whose research on the treatment of goitre with iodine led to the iodizing of table salt.
1991 'Cream' by Prince & The NPG is #1 on the charts.
1993 The world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich to date, was created in Peanut, Pennsylvania. It was almost 40 feet long and used 150 pounds of peanut butter and 50 pounds of jelly.
(See Sept 7, 2002 for a new record)
[Peanut Butter Trivia]
2018 California voters approved the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. By 2020 egg-laying hens must have at least 1 square foot of space per hen, and each calf raised as veal must be provided with at least 43 square feet of space. By 2022 female pigs used for breeding must have at least 24 square feet of space per pig. Hens must be kept in cage-free housing with at least 1 square foot of space per hen.