Today in History: April 1
April Fool’s Day
1891 Wrigley Chewing Gum Company founded.
1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which eventually became KitchenAid.
1957 The BBC aired a spoof TV documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland, showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. Viewers called in asking where they could purchase their own spaghetti trees.
1976 Jimmy Buffet’s song ‘Margaritaville’ released.
1999 Restaurant Nora in Washington DC becomes America’s first certified organic restaurant.