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BERLIN AIRLIFT BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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On June 26, 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and
supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet
Union blockade.


When
World War II ended in 1945, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin, though located within the Soviet zone of occupation, was also split into four sectors,
with the Allies taking the western part of the city and the Soviets the eastern.

In June 1948, Josef Stalin’s government attempted to consolidate control of
the city by cutting off all land and sea routes to West Berlin in order to
pressure the Allies to evacuate. As a result, beginning on June 24 the
western section of Berlin and its 2 million people were deprived of food,
heating fuel and other crucial supplies.


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BUYER PEELS OFF BIG BUCKS FOR BANANA

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(FoxNews) – An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to
a wall
has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair. The piece, titled "The
Comedian," was created by Italian artist  Maurizio Cattelan.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art
Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000.

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is known for his satirical
sculptures.

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Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos,
which could take you to the moon and back or, if you
prefer, could, at 775-
million pounds, equal the weight of two Empire State Buildings.
The word
taco is the Mexican
equivalent of the English word sandwich.

Trivia: Thought Taco Trucks were new ?
One of the first taco trucks is thought to have started in New York when in
1966 two New York housewives operated an early version of the taco truck. Although the truck (below) did not have a full kitchen, it was available for
catering.

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National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite
sandwich with a slice of cheese.

There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back
to the 1920s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot.  During an experiment, he dropped
a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:

  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25
    cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the
    cheeseburger in 1934.
  • Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger”
    was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
  • According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake,
    applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.

                                                                                        (National Day Calendar®)

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COOKING SCHOOL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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On August 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who
changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of
standardized measurements in recipes, opened Miss Farmer’s School
of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking,
Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance
of proper nutrition for the sick.       
      
     

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Fannie Merritt Farmer (March 23, 1857 – January 16, 1915)

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