Food & History: June 29 1943 US General Eisenhower requests Coca-Cola provide 10 portable bottling plants for troops overseas. 2005 The USDA confirms the first domestic case of mad cow disease. The 12 year old cow was born in Texas and spent its whole life on the same ranch.
Food & History: June 11 1742 Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin Stove. He purposely did not patent it so that others could freely copy the design. 1793 American patent for a cast iron stove is issued in Pennsylvania. 1842 Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born, German engineer who invented mechanical refrigeration. 1901 New Zealand annexes […]
Food & History: June 7 1867 Cafe Anglais Chef Adolphe Duglere serves the famous ‘Dinner of the Three Emperors’ for Tsar Alexander II of Russia, his son (Tsar Alexander III) and King William I of Prussia. The table setting for the dinner is still on display at the oldest existing restaurant in Paris. 1921 The […]
Food & History: May 30 1918 Sausage maker Bob Evans born, also founder of Bob Evans Restaurants. 1926 James McLamore born, founder of Burger King.
Food & History: May 3 1944 War time meat rationing begins to end in the United States.
Today in History: April 16 1941 The original Elsie the Cow dies. She was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow and it stared in commercials, and in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’ Elsie […]
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 […]
Today in History: March 20 1602 The Dutch East India Company established and Netherlands granted it a monopoly on trade with Asia. 1878 Queen Victoria Market opens in Melbourne, Australia. It is a historic open air market spread over two city blocks. 1952 In Saskatchewan, Canada more than 1,300 cattle are killed to halt a […]
Today in History: March 7 1849 Luther Burbank born. He was an American horticulturist and developed many new varieties of fruits and vegetables. 1885 The state of Kansas bans the driving of Texas cattle across its borders to protect its farmland and stop the spread of disease from Texas cattle known as “Texas Fever”. 1897 […]
This Day in History: March 2 1787 English William Bass dies, founder of Bass Brewery. 1865 John James McLaughlin born, Canadian chemist and founder of Canada Dry soft drink brand. 1903 Martha Washington Hotel opens in New York City and was the first hotel exclusively for women. 1942 The Stage Door Canteen opened in New […]