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National Banana Cream Pie Day!

Today we celebrate a delicious cream pie, the Banana Cream Pie.  This day is observed annually on March 2nd.

One of the pies that people have gotten to love just like the banana bread, the Banana Cream Pie.  This pie got its name from the layer of sliced bananas that is the main ingredient of this custard-like pudding.

We all know a cream pie is a type of pie filled with rich custard or pudding that is made from milk cream, sugar, wheat flour, and eggs.  It comes in many forms including lime, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and our feature flavor is the Banana Cream Pie.

Bananas are a fruit with lots of potassium but using this on this pie doesn’t allow you to eat them anytime thinking it would be healthy.  Pies are delicious but they are still loaded with sugar and high in calories so be mindful of your health and don’t go splurging.

But since it is Banana Cream Pie Day, we can indulge.  So, grab your graham crust, and other ingredients for a pie including the cream, and don’t forget the star of the show, bananas.  Share on social media using #BananaCreamPieDay.

1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points

On March 2, 1962, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points against the New York Knicks. It was the first time that a professional basketball player had scored 100 points in a single contest; the previous record, 78, had been set by Chamberlain earlier in the season. During the game, Chamberlain sank 36 field goals and 28 foul shots, both league records.

Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia. He grew to a full 7 feet 1 inch tall, and was an amazing athlete for his size: In addition to basketball, he competed in the high jump and long jump in college and played volleyball, helping to launch a professional league in which he competed after his basketball career ended. Chamberlain’s basketball heroics began at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, where he helped his team to two city championships. At the University of Kansas, he led the Jayhawks to the NCAA championship, which they lost to North Carolina in triple overtime, 54-53. During his college career, Chamberlain was often the target of aggressive play and the North Carolina game was no exception–at one point, Tarheel Pete Brennan grabbed Chamberlain around the waist and began to wrestle him. Tired of being abused by his opponents, Chamberlain left Kansas after his junior year. At the time, the NBA prohibited the signing of college-aged players, so Chamberlain spent a year playing with the Harlem Globetrotters before signing with the Warriors in 1959.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilt-chamberlain-scores-100-points)