Add Your Piece of History… 8th July

8 Jul
  • On this day in 1998Jayden Smith celebrates his birthday today.  Jayden Christopher Syre Smith is an American actor, rapper and dancer. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith.  He was born in Malibu, California.
  • On this day in 1958 Kevin Bacon celebrates his birthday today.  Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American film and theatre actor and musician whose notable roles include Footloose, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13 and The River Wild. Kevin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • On this day in 1881. The ice cream sundae is invented in Wisconsin, US, to satisfy a customer who is denied flavoured soda water because it is a Sunday.  Edward Berner owned a drug store and ice cream parlour in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  A customer by the name of George Hallauer came in and asked for an ice cream soda.  Being a Sunday, Berner was not permitted to sell flavoured soda water, which was considered ‘scandalous’.  Berner satisfied  the customer by placing ice cream in a dish and pouring over the chocolate syrup usually reserved for ice cream sodas.  It was named ‘sundae’ after the day on which it was invented.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

English: Kevin Bacon.

Kevin Bacon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Wisconsin Historical Marker detailing...

Wisconsin Historical Marker detailing Two Rivers as the locale of the invention of the ice cream sundae – Central Park, Two Rivers, WI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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