National Pizza with the works except Anchovies day

All the other pizza lovers get their due and pile on their toppings on this annual pizza holiday.  Olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers and onions, all of them are allowed. Mushrooms, bacon or pineapple are also approved. Just no fishy business on this national day, or else no pizza for you!

Classified as an oily fish, anchovies are small, green fish that have blue reflections caused by the silver longitudinal stripe, which begins at the base of the caudal fin.

Traditionally, anchovies are processed in a salt brine and then packed in oil or salt resulting in a strong, characteristic flavor.  Optionally they may be pickled in vinegar giving the anchovies a milder taste.


  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese which some believe is the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough was topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves and then was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had it’s commencement in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant that was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 and it was in New York’s Little Italy.

Pizza has indeed become America’s favorite meal.


  • 12 Nov, 1953 – Japan – Nagasaki Bombing

Nagasaki bombing disaster that occurred during the Second World War, made a diet claim. He made known to the world that he followed a rejuvenating diet that only cost him $1.40 a month. Hambe’s typical daily menu included the following: One serving of rice, left-over whale meat, at least one serving cuttle-fish, fluid-softened fish bones, and wild grasses.

  • 12 Nov, 1979 – U.S.A. – U.S. Embassy Hostages

Following the taking of 66 Americans as Hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, President Jimmy Carter bans the import of oil from Iran.

  • 12 Nov, 1990 – Japan – Emperor of Japan

Crown Prince Akihito, is crowned as the 125th Emperor of Japan two years after the death of his father.

  • 12 Nov, 1999 – U.S.A. -Easing Of Financial Regulations

President Bill Clinton signs the financial services reform bill allowing banks, investment firms and insurance companies to sell each other’s products.

  • 12 Nov, 2013 – United States – New World Trade Center Tallest

The newly built One World Trade Center in New York City is the tallest building in the United States after a Height Committee ruled that the 408 foot needle at the top of the tower counted towards the height. The building that had previously occupied that place was the Willis Tower in Chicago.

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