GREEN

for St. Patrick’s Day
The first green jacket is awarded to the winner of golf’ s Masters Tournament. One has been awarded every year since.

ALL THINGS
1949:

IN MINUTES
1914:

News and events — visually
1874-1884: 1840:
The creation of pistachio ice cream is credited to James W. Parkinson of Philadelphia, Pa., around 1840.

Greenback Party, an American political party that was active between 1874 and 1884, advocated government-issued currency

2000 B.C. 1800
Wrigley’s Doublemint gum hits the market

1900 1920

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1919:

Green Bay Packers team is founded.

The Granny Smith apple originated in Australia. (It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling.) The green crayon is one of the original Crayola Crayon colours.

1868:

1940
1955:

1903:

Green tea used as both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in most of Asia.

2000 BC:

Green Eggs and Ham, a best-selling book by Dr. Seuss is first published on Aug. 12, 1960

1960:

1960

Kermit the Frog is born.

The Jolly Green giant was created.

1928:

1966:

1980
McDonald’s serves its first shamrock shake.

1970:

Artificial turf first came to prominence when AstroTurf was installed in the Houston Astrodome

1969:

Oscar the Grouch’s first appearance (he was orange for a year before he turned green)

2000

The Red Green Show debuted. The Canadian show was a parody of home improvement, do-it-yourself, fishing, and other outdoors shows. It lasted 15 years with 300 episodes.

1991:

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1998:

Emeralds are discovered in the Yukon

1983:

The Green Party of Canada was founded at a conference held at Carleton University in Ottawa.

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

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