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Today in History: February 26

Today in History: February 26 1852  Founder of Kellogg’s Breakfast Cereal born, John Harvey Kellogg. 1916  Entertainer Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York. Gleason who was friends with Frank Sinatra, took Sinatra to Toot’s Shor in Manhattan and had introduced him to Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The whiskey and Sinatra’s love for it, launches it […]

Today in History: February 21

Today in History: February 21 1931  Alka Seltzer is introduced in the USA by Miles Laboratories. 1947  Lidia Bastianich born, an Istrain-born chef and immigrant to the USA. Chef, restaurateur, author and award winning TV cooking show host. 2001  The European Commission banned all British milk, meat and livestock exports following an outbreak of disease […]

Today in History: February 11

Today in History: February 11 1785  Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture founded. 1922  Frederick Grant Banting announces the discovery of insulin which is used to treat diabetes. 1926  Legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse born. 1963  The French Chef premieres on Television. It stars the iconic Julia Child. 1982  Florida Strawberry Growers Association founded.

This Day in History: January 23

This Day in History: January 23 1803  Arthur Guinnesss dies, Irish brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. 1832  French painter Édouard Manet born. His first significant painting was ‘The Absinthe Drinker.’ 1862  Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California, after the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. […]

This Day in History: January 22

This Day in History: January 22 1892  Coca-Cola incorporated. 1934  Graham Kerr born. “The Galloping Gourmet” British chef, cookbook author and pioneer TV cooking host.  1939  Jeff Smith born of TV’s ‘Frugal Gourmet. 1959  The 7 oz. seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can introduced by Coors of Colorado. 1985  Two days of record breaking cold temperatures […]