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 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: February 6 1617 Italian botanist Prospero Alpini died. He had introduced coffee and bananas to Europe. 1829 Bollinger Renaudin & Cie established, the producers of Champagne Bollinger. 1864 Frederic Tudor dies. “The Ice King” created an export trade for block ice harvested from frozen ponds in New England. The ice was shipped […]
Today in History: February 3 1815 The world’s first commercial cheese factory established in Switzerland. 2006 Del Monte announces it was no longer economical and would cease its Hawaiian pineapple operation.
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.