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JULY 5 - Today in Food History

• National Apple Turnover Day (Apple Turnover Recipe)

• National Graham Cracker Day (see 1794 below)
  (Recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers)

• Canada’s National Fishing Week (July 4-12, 2020)
  [Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation]
 

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1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.
(Sylvester Graham Biography)

1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. (Sugar Trivia and facts)

1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.

1865 William Booth and his wife Catherine founded the Salvation Army.

1935 President Franklin d. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 into law. It guaranteed the right of employees to organize and form unions and to engage in collective bargaining.

1937 Chester Greenwood died (born Dec 4, 1858 in Farmington, Maine).  He invented and patented the earmuff while still a teenager (U.S. patent No. 188,292 - March 13, 1877). He also patented many other inventions including a tea kettle and a steel tined rack. In 1977 Maine designated December 21 as Chester Greenwood Day.

1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.

1946 The modern bikini swimsuit designed by Louis Reard first appeared at a poolside fashion show in Paris, modelled by Micheline Bernardini.

1958 'The Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.

1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.

1996 In Tennessee, a record catfish weighing 111 pounds was caught with rod and reel. (Catfish Trivia)

1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.

2006 Three people were arrested by the FBI for attempting to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets and recipes to Pepsi-Cola.  (Coca Cola Trivia  --  Pepsi Cola Trivia)

2020 Coronavirus: Texas, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and Alabama continue to report record number of new cases;  Numerous cities and counties throughout the U.S. also report record number of cases;  U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 2,935,770 with over 132,315  deaths;  Global cases more than 11,382,950 with over 533,475 deaths.
 

 

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