Johnny Appleseed Day
John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of the Northeast and Midwest, U.S.. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
National Peanut Month
Just because the word “nut” is in the term “peanut” doesn’t make them nuts. It takes approximately 540 peanuts to make one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter and to actually be called “peanut butter,” the jar must contain 90 percent peanuts. The average yearly export of peanuts in the U.S. is between 200,000 and 250,000 metric tons. Peanut farmers in the United States produce approximately 1.9 million tons of peanuts each year. In fact, the average American eats more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products every single year.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Lawrence Welk – Musician & Bandleader – born in Strasberg, North Dakota
Sam Donaldson – Newscaster – born in El Paso, Texas