Today in history
America gets fat
May 9, 2014 at 7:40 AM
50 years ago, 1964: Top nutrition experts cut back the recommended daily calorie intake for Americans - and blamed easy living. For a moderately active, 145 pound, 25-year old American male, the daily calorie quota was dropped by 300 down to 2900 calories per day.
25 years ago, 1989: Columbus Zoo director Jack Hanna and animal rights activists complained about a local supermarket selling exotic meat such as rattlesnake, buffalo, snapping turtle and giraffe. Cub Foods, Columbus, pulled the African meats after being picketed, but continued to sell other exotic meats.
10 years ago, 2004: Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad.