A few months back, when I was trying to get organized in advance at being a new father (folly), I posted Possible lesser known holidays that our baby girl Tajsa could arrive on…
I just did a quick web search to update this (mostly because I was wondering which of the uncommon holidays was her birthday now that we’ve been home for a week with her). I’m liking this more than anything on the list—May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day!
Also on this great day:
1686 Gabriel Fahrenheit was born. Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of thermometers.
1853 Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1878 Vaseline petroleum jelly was trademarked by Robert August Chesebrough.
1896 The coldest May temperature ever recorded in the U.S. lower 48 states: Minus 10 F at Climax, Colorado.
1919 R.I.P. Henry John Heinz. Founder of the H.J. Heinz company and creator of its slogan ’57 varieties.’
1943 Jack Bruce of the music group ‘Cream’ was born.
1985 The first McDonald’s restaurant, in Des Plains, Illinois, became the first fast food museum.
1991 World’s largest burrito created, 1,126 pounds
1994 The FDA announced that the ‘Flavr Savr’ tomato, a biotech developed food, is safe.
2008 The Chicago City Council repealed its ban on the sale of Foie Gras.