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Today in History: February 1

Today in History: February 1 1939  State Representative Cleveland Sleeper Jr. introduces a bill to the Maine Legislature making it illegal to use tomatoes in clam chowder.  New England clam chowder is typically white/cream based, while Manhattan clam chowder has a tomato base. 1953  Kraft Cheese & Dairy Company founder James Lewis Kraft dies. 1982  […]

Today in History: January 31

Today in History: January 31 1817  French Chef Antoine Beauvilliers dies. He founded La Grande Taverne de Londres, the first luxury restaurant. 1957  Canada makes Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. 1980  Coca Cola starts substituting high fructose corn due to rising sugar costs. 1990  The first McDonald’s opens in Moscow, Russia. 2001  Germany announces to destroy […]

Today in History: January 30

Today in History: January 30 1516  Duke Wilhalm IV instituted Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law as a matter of consumer protection. 1906  NECCO registered ‘NECCO Sweets’ trademark for its candy. 1912  California Fruit Growers Exchange registers the ‘Sunkist’ trademark for lemons. 1912  Hawaiian Pineapple Company registered ‘JDDole’ as a trademark for canned pineapple.