March 6th! Happy 100 Year Birthday Oreo! Unique Name Day, Frozen Food Day!

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March 6, 2012

Posted Update: March 6, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote:  Light tomorrow with today!  ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

★~ 100 Year Anniversary of the Oreo Cookie:

The Oreo cookie, known as ‘milk’s favorite cookie,’ first appeared at a New York City bakery 100 years ago. There are so many ways to eat an Oreo cookie – crack it in half, twist it open, dunk it in milk – whatever way you choose, Oreo cookies have been a snack time staple for generations.

Snatch a couple of Oreo cookies from the cookie jar, pour a glass of milk, and twist, lick and dunk to your hearts content! Your Inner kid will thank you!

★~ Unique Names Day: 

Celebrating friends, acquaintances and loved ones who have a unique name. After all it’s hard to go through life without having your name on a key chain or, bicycle license plate.

Perhaps one of the most unique names given to a baby recently is “Facebook.” According to Al Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond. Can babies named Twitter and You Tube be far behind?

★~ National Frozen Food Day:

Ice Cream, TV dinners, peas, pizza, where would be without frozen food? President Ronald Reagan was such a fan of frozen food that he proclaimed March 6th as Frozen Food Day back in 1984.

Clarence Birdseye  was the innovator behind frozen foods. Working for the government up in the frigid Arctic regions of Canada, Birdseye noticed the combination of ice, wind and cold temperature instantaneously froze fresh-caught fish.   And even better, when the fish was cooked days or weeks later, it still retained its wonderful flavor.

When the biologist/businessman returned to New York, he eventually founded the General Seafood Corporation.  Birdseye started selling his frozen foods in select stores on March 6, 1930.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1976 – The Waylon & Willie (Jennings and Nelson) song, Good Hearted Woman, started the last of three weeks at the top of the country music charts. Waylon and Willie wrote the song in 1969 during a poker game in Ft. Worth, TX. According to Jennings, “I’d been reading an ad for Ike and Tina Turner and it said, ‘Tina Turner singing songs about good-hearted women loving good-timing men.’ I thought, ‘What a great country song title that is!’”

♥~ 1981 –  Walter Cronkite, American television newscasters, said “And that’s the way it is” for the final time, as he closed the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. An audience estimated at 17,000,000 viewers saw ‘the most trusted man in America’ sign-off.

♥~ 2000 – Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and became the first musician to be inducted three times.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1475 – Michelangelo (de Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) Renaissance artist: Sistine Chapel ceiling; sculptor: David; architect: St. Peter’s [Rome]; died Feb 18, 1564

♥~ 1806 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Moulton) poet: Sonnets from the Portuguese – “How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.”; Robert Browning’s wife; died June 29, 1861

♥~ 1885 – Ring Lardner sports reporter, humorist, writer: Alibi Ike, You Know Me Al, Elmer the Great, June Moon; died Sep 25, 1933

♥~ 1947 – Rob Reiner Emmy Award-winning Best Supporting Actor/Comedy Series: All In the Family

♥~ 1959 – Tom Arnold actor: Roseanne, The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom, True Lies

♥~ 1996- A special shout out to a Debbie! …. “Her favorite ND Domer,” is a newly minted 21 year old today! Debbie has reared a Boy to a Man! A man whom she not only loves more than life itself, but respects and enjoys spending her time with and I suspect even at twenty-one, Domer is still her one, her only, her best boy– forever and ever to the moon and back again!

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Even Nabisco, who introduced the Oreo cookie in 1912, is not certain how it got it’s name. One theory is  that when the board met to decide on a name they ask one of the board members for a suggestion. At the time, his mouth was full an Oreo and replied, “I don’t know”. Apparently the board thought he’d said, “Oreo”.

♥~ 20.5 million Oreo cookies are  eaten each day. That means that there are 625 million per month and 7.5 billion Oreos eaten each year.

♥~ 345 billion Oreo cookies have been made since 1912. That is enough cookies to reach to the moon and back 5 times.

♥~ The Oreo cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million pounds of creme filling. An Oreo cookie is 29% creme, 71% cookie

♥~ The floral design on the Oreo cookie consists of 12 flowers per side.

♥~ There are 9 varieties of Oreos (as of 7/02): Original, Mini, Chocolate Creme, Chocolate Creme Mini, Reduced Fat, Oreo Double Stuf, Fudge Covered, Fudge Mint Covered, & Double Delight (PB and Chocolate)


I would stick around and chat but I must get out there and knock down a few “to do’s.” like pay my bills before I don’t have internet.

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12 thoughts on “March 6th! Happy 100 Year Birthday Oreo! Unique Name Day, Frozen Food Day!

  1. Oreo’s are my favorite store bought cookies. I still twist the top off every now and then just to see if I can do it without cracking the cookie.

    I think Four Square might be a unique name for a boy. Or App because then he could do everything.

    Have a good one!

    • Four Square and App? Names for a boy? Well, it would sure be different.
      Oreo’s are a great store bought cookie and twisting them apart is hard to resist!

  2. What a great day. Happy Birthday Oreo’s! I like those truffles you make with crushed oreos. YUM

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think your name is just different enough without being to different. Most people don’t know two Katybeth’s, now, do they?

  4. Ah, you lucky people NOT to have to meet your name coming and going!! I’m still pondering this one — might be for a while — but as a writer, I dream up names for characters all the time so why not dream up one for myself?? By the way, you left my Domer off your birthday list, hehe!

    • I DID NOT. I was waiting for confirmation of when his birthday was oh great slow e-mail answerer. I will add it now. Would you like to add a bit of trivia?? Or should I gather it from the post I have not read yet but am guessing it is about your favorite Domer.

  5. I have some Oreo wannabes. But nothing really beats an oreo. Odd names…… beloved grandmothers name was (is) Minnie Mozell. Never meet another one. Might have been someone else with that name but there couldnt have been many. 8) 8) 8)

    • Well–I am seeing this one year later (almost) but I agree…Minnie Mozell is a very unique name—I certainly do not know one.

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