Food & History: October 27 1728 Captain James Cook born, the British explorer who charted many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands, better known as Hawaii. 1982 The population of China reaches 1 billion.
Food & History: October 26 1734 Thomas Henry born, an apothecary in England, who was the first to artificially carbonate water. 1854 C.W. Post born, founder of what later became General Foods. 1918 Cesar Ritz dies in Switzerland, his last name is world renowned for luxury hotels. 2007 One of the earliest TV celebrity chefs, […]
Food & History: October 25 1811 Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955 The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013 Award winning documentary […]