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MARCH 12 - Today in Food History

• Baked Scallops Day
  (Scallop Recipes  --  Scallop Trivia)

• Groundwater Awareness Week (March 7-13, 2021)
  [National Ground Water Association]

• National School Breakfast Week (March 8-12, 2021)
  [School Nutrition Association]   (Breakfast Recipes)
  (Breakfast Facts & Trivia  ---  Breakfast Quotes)

UK: [SPAM Appreciation Week] (March 8-14, 2021)

• World Salt Awareness Week March 8-14, 2021)
[World Action on Salt & Health]  [On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
  (Salt Trivia  ·  Salt Kitchen Tips  ·  Salt Quotes)

  (Articles: Salt of the Earth 1 · Salt of the Earth 2)

 

On this day in:

1773 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded a settlement where the city of Chicago now stands.
(See also March 4, 1837).

1831 Clement Studebaker was born (died Nov 27, 1901). Founder of a family firm that became the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles, including ‘Conestoga Wagons’. After his death the Studebaker company became the only horse drawn vehicle manufacturer to successfully switch to producing automobiles.

1836 Isabella Beeton was born (died February 6, 1865). A famous Victorian home economist, author of 'Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.'  The book, popularly known as 'Mrs Beeton's Cookbook,' contained a compilation of over 900 recipes and advice on all aspects of running a middle class household.

1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received U.S. patent No. 2,000 for a process to make starch from rice or corn. (Rice Trivia  -  Corn Trivia)

1850 The first U.S. $20 gold piece issued.

1893 Christian Kent Nelson was born (died March 8, 1992). He was the inventor of the Eskimo Pie in 1919 in Iowa. (Eskimo Pie Trivia & Facts)

1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain. 
(see also Jan 29, 1892)   (Coca-Cola Trivia & Facts)

1912 Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts (Girl Guides) in Savannah, Georgia.

1929 Asa Griggs Candler died. In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million.

1930 India: Mahatma Gandhi began a 240 mile, 24 day march to the coastal village of Dandi to produce salt without paying the salt tax, in protest of the British salt monopoly. (Salt Trivia & Facts)

1947 'Chocolate Soldier' opens at the New Century Theater in New York City.

1956 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 500 for the first time, closing at 500.24.

1964 'Days of Wine and Roses' from the movie of the same name, wins Grammy award for Best Song.

2012 The movie 'The Hunger Games' premiered in Los Angeles, California.

2020 Coronavirus: several states have closed all schools; New York City has declared a state of emergency; Disneyland has closed; travel from Europe to the U.S. has been banned.
 

 

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