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JUNE 2 - Today in Food History

• National Rocky Road Day  (Ice Cream Trivia & Facts)

• National Moonshine Day (June 2, 2022 - 1st Thurs - some sources say it is always on June 5)

• Rotisserie Chicken Day  (Originated by Boston Market in 2016.)

• UK: British Tomato Fortnight: May 23-June 5, 2022
  [British Tomato Growers’ Association]  (
Tomato Trivia)
  (Tomato Recipes  ---  Tomato Quotes)

On this day in:

1851 Maine becomes the first state to ban alcohol.
(Maine Food Trivia & Facts  --  Maine Food Festivals)

1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, with the ceremony taking place in the White House. Cleveland is the only President to be married in the White House.

1886 The Central Experimental Farm was established in Ottawa, Ontario to perform scientific research for improvement in agricultural methods and crops.

1907 Edwin J. Showmaker was born (died March 15, 1998). American engineer who invented the reclining chair and founded the La-Z-Boy furniture company.

1920 'Chili Bean' was recorded by Frank Crumit and the Pauld Biese Trio.

1970 Eight species of whale were placed on the Endangered Species List.

1972 'The Candy Man' by Sammy Davis Jr. is #1 on the charts.

1977 New Jersey legalizes casino gambling in Atlantic City.  (New Jersey Food Trivia)

2003 The USDA declared that frozen, batter coated french fries are fresh vegetables.  A federal judge upheld the rule in June, 2004, declaring that the term "fresh vegetables" was ambiguous.  In 1981 the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) had unsuccessfully tried to classify ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. Public protest caused them to drop the idea.

2004 Robert Davies caught a 9 foot, 264 pound sturgeon in Swansea Bay off the Welsh coast. Sturgeon are rarely seen in UK waters. The fish was eventually donated to the Natural History Museum in London.
(Sturgeon Trivia and Facts)

2009 Food Fight News: Five students were arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a yogurt and taco salad food fight at a Portage, Wisconsin high school.


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