Fun Fact of the Day: Squash is a very old food crop. There is evidence of its cultivation going back at least 8,000 B.C.E. in Central Mexico, Peru, and the Eastern United States. Squash (along with corn and beans) formed the staple diet of Mesoamerican Indians and made the creation of these empires possible.
On this Day in History in 3114 B.C.E.: Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).