Celebrity / Chefs / Food / History Food & History: August 5 - August 4, 2020 - raveniteclub Food & History: August 5 1858 French Chef and author Alexis Benoit Soyer dies. 1909 The first corporation tax was passed by the U.S. Congress. 1962 American Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe dies. She was once crowned Artichoke Queen in California. Continue Reading ..