Canned Pineapple Anniversary Day, the 13th of November, marks the reputed first shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii in 1895.
CooksInfo 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 the actual date 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). And no one says who did the shipping.
Reputedly, this was also the day in 1898 when Alfred W. Eames, founder of Del Monte, arrived in Hawaii to start growing pineapple.
In any event, what a great day to make that legendary dessert, a Pineapple-Upside Down Cake.