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Today in History: March 26

Today in History: March 26 1753  Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford born.  American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove.  He is also frequently credited with creating the Baked Alaska dessert. 1880  Famous Foodie Duncan Hines born. 2006  Scotland beings to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars.

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 […]