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Food & History: August 21

Food & History: August 21 1959  Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state of the United States. 1962  McDonald’s franchisee Edwin Traisman receives the patent for the method of preparing frozen french fries. 1988  Pubs now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the United Kingdom. 1997  The largest meat recall in […]

Today in History: March 24

Today in History: March 24 1765  British Parliament passes a law which requires American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns. 1914  Stephen F. Whitman registered a trademark for ‘Whitman’s Sampler Chocolates & Confections.’ 1974  Nathan’s Hot Dog founder Nathan Handwerker dies. 1990  Cook book author Jane Grigson […]