National Tortilla Chip Day
According to Foodimentary.com, most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados. Outside of North America they are called “corn chips.” Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S. (1966). Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943 and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips.
National Trading Card Day
In the late nineteenth century, trading cards were included in cigarette packs to strengthen and sturdy them. Known as cigarette cards, they advertised for cigarettes and had many different subjects on them. Similar cards began being made by manufactures of other products besides cigarettes. Following World War II, the most popular such cards in the United States were those packaged with bubble gum, while in the United Kingdom, the most popular cards were tea cards.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Steve Jobs – Co-founder of Apple – born in San Francisco, California
Floyd Merriweather, Jr. – Boxing Champion – born in Grand Rapids, Michigan