Today in History: April 5
1764 The Sugar Act passed in Britain which placed new restrictions on the import of molasses to America.
1806 Isaac Quintard of Connecticut receives a patent for an apple cider mill.
1858 W. Atlee Burpee born, founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company.
1864 George W. Brown of Illinois receives patent for the first successful mechanical corn planter.
1994 Andre Tchelistcheff dies. A Russian-born US enologist, he was a pivotal figure in the revitalization of the California wine industry following Prohibition.