JULY 11 - Today in Food History
• [World Population Day] (United Nations, since 1990; to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development)
• National Blueberry Muffin Day
(Blueberry Muffin Recipes)
• National Rainier Cherry Day. Named after Mount Ranier, Washington. Developed by Harry Fogle at Washington State University in 1952, a cross between the Bing and Van cherries. Rainiers have a thin yellow skin with a red blush and yellow flesh.
(Cherry Trivia and Facts)
• National Mojito Day (A Mojito is a Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint).
• Feast of Theano, patron of vegetarianism.
• St. Benedict of Narsia feast day, patron of farm workers
• Canada’s National Fishing Week (July 4-12, 2020)
[Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation]
• [Spain: Fiesta de San Fermin] - Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain (July 6-14, 2020) CANCELED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
• UK: [Great British Pea Week] (July 6-12, 2020)
On this day in:
1792 The first issue of the 'Farmer's Almanac' was published by Robert Bailey Thomas (the 1793 issue). Now called 'Old Farmer's Almanac'. (Some sources list the date as October 13, others November 25)
1826 John Fowler born. Fowler was an English engineer who helped develop the 'steam-hauled' plow and several other specialty use plows.
1838 John Wanamaker was born (died Dec 12, 1922). American innovative businessman, founder of Wanamaker's department store. Wanamaker's was first store in U.S. with electric arc lamps, first with a telephone, first to offer money back guarantee. He also financed Anna Jarvis's successful campaign to recognize Mother's Day as an official holiday.
1950 According to the U.N., world population was 2½ billion people.
1964 'My Boy Lollipop' sung by Millie Small was number 2 on the charts.
1985 Dr. Harlan Stone announced he had developed zippers to use in place of stitches after operations on patients who might require a second operation.
1987 According to the U.N., world population hit 5 billion.
2011 According to the U.N., world population edged to 7 billion people.
2012 The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared more than 1,000 counties in 26 states natural disaster areas due to widespread drought in the Midwest.
2020 Coronavirus: President Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time since the start of the pandemic! - he was visiting Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington; More than 20 states now require face masks in public; Key West, Florida cancels October Fantasy Fest which normally draws more than 60,000 visitors; Nevada backs up to Phase 1 and closes bars; Carnival, world's largest cruise company, to scrap or sell 13 of its cruise ships; U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 3,291,785 with over 136,670 deaths; Global cases more than 12,625,155 with over 562,765 deaths.