DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (October 16, 2020) – In Issue 89 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps we learn Hungary is responsible for World Food Day

Steve Kovacs, Loveland, OH (Provided)


Today is World Food Day, sponsored by the United Nations.  It is recognized and celebrated by 150 nations currently.

It was conceived in 1979 at the suggestion of the Hungarian Agriculture Minister, Dr. Romany Pal.

Each year there is different theme.  In 2020 the theme is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain.  Together.”

This simple double hemisphere map from 1804 is by Russell.  The last continent to be mapped, Antarctica, is not yet shown in this map.     

World Map in Hemispheres – 1804 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.