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Today in History: February 14

Today in History: February 14 St. Valentine’s Day *Today is one of the biggest days in retail for chocolate and flower sales, as well as dining. 1871  Thomas Adams of Hudson City, New Jersey receives a patent for a method of producing chewing gum. 1886  California oranges first shipped East by rail. 1922  The Fleischmann […]

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.

Today in History: January 30

Today in History: January 30 1516  Duke Wilhalm IV instituted Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law as a matter of consumer protection. 1906  NECCO registered ‘NECCO Sweets’ trademark for its candy. 1912  California Fruit Growers Exchange registers the ‘Sunkist’ trademark for lemons. 1912  Hawaiian Pineapple Company registered ‘JDDole’ as a trademark for canned pineapple.