Here are today’s five things to know about eggs:
The deviled egg originated in ancient Rome.
Sonya Thomas holds the record for eating 65 Hard Boiled Eggs in 6 minutes 40 seconds.
The term “deviled” dates back to the 19th century, referring to the use of particularly hot or piquant spices in cooking.
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 & Facts – Cattle 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.