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Tinned Pineapple Anniversary
Tinned Pineapple Anniversary Day, the 13th of November, marks the first shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii in 1895.

CooksInfo.com is uncertain, though, if this is actually true. It certainly is much quoted, and 1895 as a year seems plausible, but we haven't been able to find yet any evidence to back this up. To confuse matters, some sources say that this is when canned pineapple first "arrived", but don't say arrived "where"; others say "shipped" (though again, not shipped from where, to where.)

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Delmonico Steak
Delmonico Steak was a famous, deluxe steak served at the exclusive Delmonico restaurants in New York in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Since then, the term has been applied to so many different cuts of steak that it may no longer meaningful or reliable, though that doesn't preclude debate over what it should mean.
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