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July 10th: Don't Step On A Bee Day AND>>>>
TGIF! Happy Friday! Enjoy the day and celebrate these National Observances AND>>>>>(See Below)>>>>>
National Don't Step On A Bee Day
National Pina Colado Day
1720 Mrs. Clements invented a method of preparing mustard flour or powder, which was known for a long time as Durham Mustard. Until then, mustard was made into balls with honey and or vinegar, and then mixed with more vinegar when needed. (Some sources give the date as June 10).
1839or 1842 Adolphus Busch was born in either 1839 or 1842 near Mainz, Germany. He founded Annheuser Busch in 1866 with his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. Annheuser Busch is the world's largest brewer.
1866The indelible pencil was patented by Edson P. Clark of Northhampton, Massachusetts. This was the equivalent of the ball point pen of the time. It was non-erasable, and you didn’t need an ink well. Used for bills, prices, etc., you could also place a damp sheet of tissue paper over the writing to get a mirror image. It must have been time consuming to get a receipt from a restaurant.
1871Marcel Proust was born. Marcel Proust was a French writer. On January 1, 1909, he ate a piece of tea-soaked toast whose taste caused on a series of childhood memories. In his 7 volume allegorical novel 'Remembrance of Things Past,'the character Swann has a similar experience when he bites into a lemon cookie (a madelaine) which evokes a similar torrent of memories. This is one of the most ubiquitous (i.e., widely-quoted) allusions in literature.
1892The first concrete paved street is built in Bellefountaine, Ohio. This makes food shopping much easier. They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot for the supermarket. We have lots of paved parking lots (no more oyster shell parking lots), but paved sidewalks are still not very common here in Key West, nor are Street name signs at corners. For a small island, we are not very pedestrian friendly.
1913The highest temperature every recorded in the U.S., 134 F. in Death Valley, California.
1920Edward H. Lowe born. He invented Kitty Litter in 1947.
1941 Musician 'Jelly Roll' Morton died.
1947Arlo Guthrie was born. Woody Guthrie's son, he is most known for his ballad/story 'Alice's Restaurant.'
1958The first parking meters are installed in England.
1985 Coca-Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula 'Coke' as Coca-Cola Classic, but would continue to sell the 'New Coke.'
1989Mel Blanc (Melvin Jerome Blanc) died. Blanc was a voice actor for Warner Bros. (and other) cartoon characters. Some of the characters he 'voiced' include Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat.
1999Aaron 'Bunny' Lapin died. Lapin was the inventor of whipped cream in an aerosol can (‘Reddi-Wip’) in 1948.
Stop by any 7-Eleven on Saturday (7/11) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for a FREE Slurpee (7.11 oz) on 7-Eleven Day to celebrate the chain store's 82nd birthday.
Stop by your local Aveda Salon with these printable coupons to get a FREE Sample of Aveda Hand Relief as well as a FREE Three-Piece Sample Pack of Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner and Style-Prep Smoother. Click hereto find an Aveda Salon near you.
Head on over to Arby’s with this printable coupon to claim your FREE BBQ Bacon Cheddar Roastburger when you buy any size soft drink. Hurry, offer expires 7/12.
Break your cow costume out of the closet from last year and head over to Chick-fil-A on Friday (7/10) for Cow Appreciation Day. Anyone who stops by dressed as a cow will receive free food. Don’t have a cow costume? Then download this free costume kitcourtesy of Chick-fil-A.