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OCTOBER 17
Today in Food History

• National Pasta Day
  (Pasta Trivia  --  Pasta Recipes  --  Pasta Cooking Tips)
• St. Richard Gwyn, patron of large families.

National Bulk Foods Week (Oct 16-22, 2016)
  [Bulk is Green Council]

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2016)
UK: British Egg Week (Oct 10-17, 2016)
  [British Egg Information Service] The 2016 theme is ‘Put an Egg On It’ set to encourage consumers to experiment with eating eggs in more unusual ways.

 

On this day in:

1671 The first auction of furs from Hudson Bay took place at Garroway's Coffee House in London, England.

1814
At the Horseshoe Brewery in London the metal bands on a huge beer brewing vat snapped and a tidal wave of 3,555 barrels of Porter beer crashed through the brewery walls, destroying several tenements, and killing 8 people. (See also The Molasses Flood, Jan 15, 1919)

1937 Donald Duck's three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, first appeared in the newspaper comic strip.

1946
Jim Tucker of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.

1963 'Sugar Shack' by Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs is #1 on the charts.

1977 The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Peter Dowdeswell managed to eat 40 sandwiches in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds at a California donut shop on October 17, 1977. Each sandwich was 6 X 3 inches, spread with jam and butter.

2000 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water' Limp Bizkit's 3rd studio album was released. and debuted at number 1 on the charts.

2006 The U.S. population reached 300 million.

2008 'The Secret Life of Bees' opened in U.S. theatres.
 

 

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