National Pizza with Anchovies Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1908 William Keith Brooks died. An influential zoologist, he was a champion for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.
  • 1926 Jack Ryan was born. Before helping to develop the Barbie Doll for Mattell, Ryan worked for the Pentagon designing missiles!
  • 1947 Buck Dharma of the music group ‘Blue Oyster Cult’ was born.
  • 1956 Ice cubes, anyone? The largest iceberg was reported, in the South Pacific, 208 miles long by 60 miles wide.
  • 1974 After more than 125 years, salmon returned to the River Thames in England.