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January 1 National Day

January 1 National Day

January 1 National Day Calendar – Here is a list of food-related holidays that are celebrated on January 1st:

  1. National Bloody Mary Day
  2. National Black-Eyed Pea Day
  3. National Hangover Day

January 1st Food History

There are several notable events in food history that have occurred on January 1st:

  1. In 1892, the first successful shipment of frozen mutton from Australia to the United Kingdom took place, marking the beginning of the modern frozen food industry.
  2. In 1937, the first canned beer, Krueger’s Finest Beer, was sold in Richmond, Virginia, revolutionizing the beer industry.
  3. In 1943, the first microwave oven was invented by Percy Spencer, an engineer working for the Raytheon Corporation.
  4. In 1961, the first fast food chain, McDonald’s, began using frozen patties for their hamburgers, paving the way for the widespread use of frozen meat in the fast food industry.
  5. In 1984, the first annual Black-Eyed Pea Day was held in Texas, celebrating the traditional New Year’s Day dish of black-eyed peas and cornbread.
  6. In 1986, the first annual National Hangover Day was held, marking the first day of the year dedicated to recovering from the previous night’s celebrations.