October 13 – Today’s Food History
This Day in Food History
National Peanut Festival Day
National Yorkshire Pudding Day
St. Colman’s Day, patron of cattle and horses.
54 A.D. Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, Emperor of Rome A.D. 41-54, died by poisoning. Known as Claudius I, supposedly he was poisoned with mushrooms by his wife Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as his heir.
2006 Six Flags theme park in Gurnee, Illinois holds a live cockroach eating contest.