February 9 is National Pizza Day!
Here are today’s food finds about pizza:
- The average pizza place uses roughly 55 pizza boxes per day.
- We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year.
- 93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month.
- Kids ages 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1870 The creation of the U.S. Weather Service (National Weather Service) was authorized by Congress
- 1889 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established as a Cabinet level agency.
- 1899 Minnesota’s all time record low temperature: 59 degrees F below zero at Leech Lake Dam.
- 1894 Hershey’s Chocolate Company was founded as a subsidiary of Milton S. Hershey’s Lancaster Caramel Company.
- 1901 RIP Fred Harvey Born in 1835 in London, Frederick Henry Harvey, was an American restaurateur who operated a chain of restaurants called the ‘Harvey House,’ and a series of railroad dining cars and hotels. The restaurants were opened along the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and were staffed by ‘Harvey Girls’, who over the years numbered in the thousands. Will Rogers said Harvey “kept the West in food and wives.”
- 1909 Carmen Miranda was born. Brazilian singer and actress. Appeared in many Hollywood movies, she was known as “the Brazilian bombshell” and also “the lady in the tutti-frutti hat.”
- 2001 The American submarine USS Greenville accidentally strikes and sinks a Japanese fishing & high school training ship, the Ehime-Maru. Nine crew members of the Ehime Maru and 4 high school students were drowned. The submarine was practicing an emergency rapid surfacing maneuver at the time.
Did you know that February is National Snack Food Month?
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