National Apricot Day Daily Trivia: In Latin, apricot means ‘precious’  Today’s Food History on this day in… 1838 The first Flea Circus in the U.S. opened at 187 Broadway in New York City. 1858 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton was born. An American botanist, her efforts were a major factor in the establishment of the New York Botanical Gardens. 1956 The first ‘Dear Abby’ column was published. 1969 “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye is #1 on the charts. 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts. 1995 Peter Cook, British actor and comedian died. some content is courtesy of, used with permission