1943 : Michigan Bakeries Ordered To Stop Slicing Loaves of Bread

January 18, 2018 all-day

On January 18, 1943, no sliced bread was available. To save manpower and steel-cutting equipment, commercial bakeries in Michigan and the rest of the nation were directed to stop the sale of sliced bread for the duration of World War II, and only whole loaves lined Michigan’s grocery store and bakery shelves.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day