March 21 – Today’s Food History
National French Bread Day
National California Strawberry Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1925 Teaching the theory of evolution became illegal in Tennessee.
1984 A section of Central Park is renamed ‘Strawberry Fields’ to honor John Lennon.
1994 Due to bad harvests, there is a shortage of Japanese grown rice. Japan’s Imperial Palace begins serving royal meals to the Emperor & Empress with rice grown in the U.S., China and Thailand.
1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed in the Egyptian desert, having completed the 1st ‘Around the World’ hot air balloon flight. According to the BBC, they carried fresh food, including bread, cheese and pre-cooked steaks to last for 6 or 7 days, after which they made due with dried foods such as cereals and powdered milk. The flight began in the Swiss Alps, took 19 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes, and covered 29,056 non-stop miles.