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National Bologna Day!

Today we celebrate National Bologna Day and it’s a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.  This day is observed annually on October 24th.

Bologna, a popular luncheon meat for decades.  Everybody loves bologna sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup with lettuce, pickles, and tomato.  Nowadays, Bologna comes in a variety of meat like chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein for the vegans.

Bologna sausage, also known as baloney or parizer and is popular in Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and South Africa s polony, a sausage derived from mortadella, a slice of similar meat, finely ground pork sausage containing cubes of pork fat, and originally from the Italian city of Bologna.

They are typically seasoned with black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, celery seed, and coriander, and like mortadella, myrtle berries give it its distinctive flavor.  The U.S. Government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of fat.  Aise from pork, bologna can be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, venison, or a combination, or soy protein.

So, today, celebrate this day by making a bologna sandwich pairing it with your favorite condiments.  Share on social media how you will celebrate this day by using #NationalBolognaDay.

1945 The United Nations is born

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter, which was adopted and signed on June 26, 1945, is now effective and ready to be enforced.

The United Nations was born of perceived necessity, as a means of better arbitrating international conflict and negotiating peace than was provided for by the old League of Nations. The growing Second World War became the real impetus for the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union to begin formulating the original U.N. Declaration, signed by 26 nations in January 1942, as a formal act of opposition to Germany, Italy, and Japan, the Axis Powers.

The principles of the U.N. Charter were first formulated at the San Francisco Conference, which convened on April 25, 1945. It was presided over by President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, and attended by representatives of 50 nations, including 9 continental European states, 21 North, Central, and South American republics, 7 Middle Eastern states, 5 British Commonwealth nations, 2 Soviet republics (in addition to the USSR itself), 2 East Asian nations, and 3 African states. The conference laid out a structure for a new international organization that was to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,…to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights,…to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”

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