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National Sandwich Day!

Today we celebrate another food holiday, it is National Sandwich Day.  This day is observed annually on November 3rd.

Many restaurants serve sandwiches like B.L.T, Ham & Cheese, Turkey and many more.  We all know that a sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper from another food type.

Sandwich are popular food for lunch at work, schools or picnics.  The bread can be plain or be coated with condiments, like mayonnaise or mustard to enhance its flavor and texture.  Sandwiches are commonly made homemade but nowadays they are widely sold in fast-food restaurants and sometimes serve hot or cold.

The sandwich was named after its supposed inventor, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.  The modern concept of using slices of bread was traced on the 18th century in Europe.

In the United States, the sandwich was first promoted as an elaborate meal at supper.  By the early twentieth century, bread became a staple of the American diet, and sandwich became popular, a quick meal that was widespread in the Mediterranean.

Nowadays different fast-food shops are all over the place that only serves sandwiches and subs.   My favorite sandwich is a Tuna Sandwich in a variety of roll like italian or wheat and there use to be only one place you can get it and that sandwich shop is Subway.  Nowadays, there are competitors that serves sandwich i a roll, like Blimpie, Firehouse Sub, and others that are following the sub sandwich trend.

So, today, celebrate this day by making yourself your favorite sandwich or just head to your favorite sandwich shop.  Share on social media your favorite sandwich using #SandwichDay.

2014 One World Trade Center official opens in New York City, on the site of the Twin Towers

One World Trade Center officially opens in Manhattan on November 3, 2014. The new tower, along with the rest of the World Trade Center complex, replaced the Twin Towers and surrounding complex, which were destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

As the city and the nation reeled from the attacks, which set into motion the series of U.S-led military operations dubbed the War on Terror, it was decided that the Twin Towers should be replaced by new office buildings, parks, a museum, and a memorial to those who died. In 2002, after cleanup and recovery efforts had concluded, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a competition to find the chief architect of the new structure. Daniel Libeskind, a Polish-American architect then in charge of a studio in Berlin, won and became the site’s master planner. In reality, however, a number of people and entities, including then-Governor George Pataki, leaseholder Larry Silverstein, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, wrestled over what would happen to space commonly referred to as “Ground Zero.”

The initial plans for the site were steeped in post-9/11 patriotic sentiment. Libeskind designed an asymmetrical tower that evoked the Statue of Liberty and stood at the same height as the original One World Trade Center, topped with a spire rising to 1,776 feet. Pataki dubbed it the “Freedom Tower,” a name which became commonplace but had largely faded from the use by the time One World Trade Center opened.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/one-world-trade-center-officially-opens-in-new-york-city)

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