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National Frozen Yogurt Day!

Today we celebrated Frozen Yogurt.  This day is observed annually on February 6th.

Frozen yogurt is a dessert lower in fat than ice cream because instead of using cream they use milk instead.  Because of the trend, people begin to recognize and like frozen yogurt.  The first commercial brand was Frogurt; it debuted in New England and was served in scoops like ice cream. In 1979, Dannon started making the “Danny,” which was frozen yogurt on a stick coated with chocolate.

Frozen yogurt also known as Froyo as a tradename.  Frozen yogurt consists of milk solids, some with sweetener, milk fat, yogurt culture, and flavorings.  It can be made in a soft-serve freezer which is similar to soft ice cream.

Frozen yogurt mix is sold in either powder form that needs to be mixed with water or liquid form ready to pour into a soft-serve machine. A mix with high or low-fat content can be chosen, and the amount of air introduced into the soft-serve frozen yogurt is variable. The higher the fat level, the more air the yogurt can absorb; and the more air goes into the mix as it freezes, the creamier the product will taste.

People have been eating plain yogurt for over four millennia, particularly in the Middle East and India. Yogurt was brought to the U.S. in the early 1900s and steadily increased in popularity as a health food item over the next several decades. In the 1930s Dannon began selling prepackaged yogurt for the first time in the U.S. By the 1970s, with the popularity of ice cream surging, freezing and production technology was transferred to the production of frozen yogurt. Many consumers, however, complained about the yogurt taste.

Nowadays, you can find yogurt shops that sell different flavors of yogurt with a different flavor of toppings to go with it, just like a regular ice cream shop.

Today, you can celebrate this day by grabbing a pint of frozen yogurt at your local supermarket or go to your nearest Frozen Yogurt shop since its Froyo day, they usually giveaway specials like BOGO or Free Froyo.  Share on social media your favorite using #FrozenYogurtDay.

1958 Man United players among victims of a plane crash

A British European Airways flight crashes just after takeoff from the Munich Airport. Twenty-three people died in the crash, including eight players from the Manchester United soccer team, which had just qualified for the semifinals of the European Cup.

The Manchester United team was returning from Belgrade, where they had played the Red Star team. Manchester was led by Coach Matt Busby; his young players were known as the “Busby Babes.” A 3-3 tie with Red Star meant that Manchester United moved on to the semi-finals of the European Cup.

The team’s flight back to Manchester was delayed an hour because one of the players forgot his passport. The Airspeed Ambassador G-ALZU charter then stopped at Munich-Riem Airport to refuel. Munich had just had a snowstorm and conditions were not ideal for flying. Pilot James Thain had to abort his first two attempts at take-off because of engine trouble. On the third attempt, just after 3 p.m., the plane was unable to get enough lift and crashed into a fence at the end of the runway. It then plowed into an empty house.

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