How Important is Ice Cream?

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Articles

Today I was reading my history book and in it was a timeline of notable events from 1492 (Columbus discovers the New World) to 1607 (Jamestown is founded). 1497: Leonardo da Vinci paints The Last Supper. 1520: the rifle is invented by August Kotter, a German gunsmith. 1556: an earthquake in China kills over 830,000 people. 1588: The English navy defeats the Spanish Armada.

There are plenty of other events, but as I was looking through all of the listed events, I noticed one in particular thatΒ I found amusing. 1559: Ice cream appears in Italy.

I think most people would agree that ice cream is delicious, but to me, its first appearance isn’t important enough to go in a history book. That seems more like trivia than a really important event in history. Either way, now I know when and where ice cream first appeared! I suppose that the writers of this book were big fans of ice cream – who can blame them?

Comments
  1. Libby says:

    Its fun to know when these things first appear, though hardly of great importance in the scheme of things!

  2. atkokosplace says:

    I agree it’s more like trivia, but very nice to know when and where ice cream first appeared. Important might be a strong word to describe ice cream, though it does rate pretty high on the things like to indulge in from time to time. Thanks for the info! I always enjoy your posts! Take care. πŸ™‚

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