National Sloppy Joes Day / National Transit Driver Appreciation Day

National Sloppy Joes Day

March 18

According to the website Foodimentary, the sloppy joe goes by many names, including slush burger, yum yums, barbecue, dynamite, and even sloppy jane. In 1969, Hunt’s revolutionized the Sloppy Joe when it introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce. Many say that a cook named Joe in Sioux City, Iowa, in the 1920′ created a sandwich of “loose meat” served in bread, and called it a “sloppy’ Joe.

National Transit Driver Appreciation Day

March 18

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the public service of public transit vehicle operators. The date of March 18 was selected to commemorate the first bus line, Blaise Pascal’s Carosses à Cinq Sous in Paris, 1662. In 2018, Americans took 9.9 billion trips on public transportation. 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation. Since 1997, public transportation ridership has increased by 21%—a growth rate higher than the 19% increase in U.S. population. Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 430,000 people.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Queen Latifa – Singer & actress – born in Newark, New Jersey

Charley Pride – Singer – born in Sledge, Mississippi


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