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Here are today’s five things to know about eggs: 

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The deviled egg originated in ancient Rome.

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Sonya Thomas holds the record for eating 65 Hard Boiled Eggs in 6 minutes 40 seconds.

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The term “deviled” dates back to the 19th century, referring to the use of particularly hot or piquant spices in cooking.

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Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. Egg yolks are one of few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.

 

Today’s Food History

  • 1688 William Cheselden was born. An English surgeon and teacher, he was one of the first to describe the role of saliva in digestion.
  • 1886 Horace Williams, John L. Alberger and Louis R. Alberger, of Buffalo, NY, received a patent for a “process of making salt from brine and the apparatus used, it being especially adapted to the manufacture of fine salt and to the saving of fuel usually employed.”
    (Salt Trivia & Facts)
  • 1897 George Mortimer Pullman died (born March 3, 1831).  American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car for railroads.
  • 1915 Joseph McCoy died (born dec 21, 1837).  American cattleman, he promoted Abilene, Kansas as a terminus for Texas cattle drives (the Chisholm Trail), shipping the cattle from there by rail to big cities in the Midwest and East. (Texas Trivia & FactsCattle Trivia & Facts)
  • 1917 In France, Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick U.S. soldiers. The doughnuts became a symbol of the spirit of the Salvation Army’s work to ease the hardship of WW I soldiers on the frontline. (Doughnut Trivia)
  • 1937 ‘Woman’s Day’ magazine began publishing.
  • 1958 The Brussels World’s Fair (Universal and International Exhibition) closed (opened April 17, 1958).  The overall theme of the fair was “A World View, A New Humanism.”  It was the first major world’s fair after World War II.
  • 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba.
  • 1961 ‘A Cook for Mr. General’ opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City.
  • 1962 Boxer Evander Holyfield was born. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.
  • 1987 Black Monday. The stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points to 1,738, down 22.6% in value.
  • 2005 A Coalition of conservation and animal welfare organizations sued the U.S. Navy, alleging harm to whales and dolphins from the use mid-frequency sonar.
  • 2006 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time, closing at 12,011.73.