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Tin Can Day - January 19

A tin can is a box in which food is stored in an airtight manner without contaminating microenzymes.
We all sometimes buy cans of pickles, olives, tuna or beans and store them in the pantry for hours when needed. Canned food can hold for a long time and is therefore also considered an "emergency" food.

Who Invented the Tin Can?
The canned food preservation process is thought to have been created by the Frenchman Philippe de Girard, and the idea was passed on to the British merchant Peter Durand who served as an agent to register Girard's idea as a patent in 1810.
Girard's idea of ​​preservation was based on an attempt to preserve food in glass containers the year before, by the French confectioner Nicolas Francois Aper, for Napoleon's army.
In 1812 Durand sold his patent to two Englishmen, Brian Donkin and John Hall, who processed the process and product, and set up the world's first commercial cannery in Southark Park, London. In 1813 they produced cans for the British Royal Navy. In 1820, the cans were used for gunpowder, seeds, and turpentine.
The early cans were sealed by soldering with a lead alloy and tin, which could have led to lead poisoning. In 1845, Sir John Franklin's expedition from Britain to the North Pole suffered from severe lead poisoning and was thought to be the result of eating canned food. A more recent study found that the lead poisoning was actually caused by the water pipes on the expedition's ships.
The early cans were sealed by soldering with a lead alloy and tin, which could have led to lead poisoning.

The cans are made of non-perishable metal and therefore cause ecological damage to the earth. It is recommended to recycle them and not throw them in the trash.
In honor of Tin Can Day, you can make creations from cans such as beautiful flower pots, flower vases, tools for storing stationery, a savings account, wind chimes, a bride and groom's car decoration and more.

Lids for closing cans (Source: Amazon

January 19th is also Popcorn Day

Pearl Harbor Day- 7 December

Pearl Harbor National Memorial Day, also known as Pearl Harbor Day, falls every year in the United States on December 7 to remember and honor the 2,403 US citizens killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
On August 23, 1994, the US Congress determined that December 7 of each year would be the National Memorial Day of Pearl Harbor. On Pearl Harbor, the American flag is lowered to half-mast until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on US Navy forces in Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday - government offices, schools and businesses are not closes. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured in Pearl Harbor.
The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941, during World War II. Imperial Japanese aircraft attacked the American base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which was the main base of the US Navy in the Pacific Ocean. At 7:55 am Mitsu Poshida, the leading Japanese pilot, gave the signal for the attack when he called "Tora, Torre, Torre".
The attack on Pearl Harbor was seared into the American consciousness as an event of national disgrace, remembered to be a disgrace, and is considered the greatest intelligence failure in the history of the United States, until the terror attack on the Twin Towers in New York. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter World War II and, in retrospect, defeat Japan.  

December 7 is also Cotton Candy Day

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