Food & History: May 29 1630 Charles II, king of England born. Merry Monarch tea was introduced to England during his reign. 1886 Coca-Cola advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily. 1919 Charles Strite applies for a pop-up toaster patent. 2004 Tens of millions of pounds of almonds recalled by one of the […]
Food & History: May 10 1850 Grocer & Tea Merchant Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton born. 1876 Charles Elmer Hires introduces Root Beer at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Food & History: May 8 1886 Coca-Cola first sold at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. 1961 US Department of the Interior opens the first practical seawater desalination plant in Freeport, Texas.
Food & History: April 24 1766 Founder of the Farmer’s Almanac, Robert Bailey Thomas born. 1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patent the first soda fountain. 1886 Petroleum discovered on the Egyptian shore of the Red Sea. 1914 Cajun Chef Justin Wilson born. 1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
Food & History: April 23 1985 Coca-Cola announced it was changing its 99 year old secret formula but soon reverted back to the “Original Formula” after New Coke failed. To this day many suspect it was all a marketing scheme. 1992 The first McDonald’s in Beijing, China opens. It is also the world’s largest McDonald’s […]