Food & History: October 25 1811 Dr. John M. Riggs born, the first surgeon to operate on a patient under anaesthesia when he extracted a tooth using nitrous oxide. 1905 J.J. McLaughlin Limited incorporated in Toronto to produce ‘Canada Dry Ginger Ale’. 1955 The first microwave oven introduced for home use. 2013 Award winning documentary […]
Food & History: October 22 1897 Ettore “Hector” Boiardi, better known as Chef Boyardee born. 1981 The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves NutraSweet (Aspartame), an artificial sweetener. 1990 Scientists report that the Aral Sea shrunk by 60% falling more then 45 feet in depth in 30 years. Soviet irrigation policies destroyed what was once […]
Food & History: October 20 1970 Norman Ernest Borlaug receives the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘Green Revolution’ in which he developed new varieties of wheat and rice to increase food production in under developed countries.
Food & History: October 18 1969 Diet sweetener Cyclamate banned due to links to cancer, but still widely used throughout the world today. 1998 The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opens with 3,000 rooms.
Food & History: October 16 829 The Tremont Hotel opens in Boston, the first modern hotel in the US. Rooms were $2 per day with meals included and had indoor plumbing, toilets and rooms for baths. 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House. 1945 World Food Day of […]
Food & History: October 15 1895 Henry D. Perky receives the US for Shredded Wheat. 1959 Super Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse born in Fall River, Massachusetts. BAM! 1996 French chef Pierre Franey dies. 2000 Konrad (Emil) Bloch dies, Nobel prize winner for his work on fatty acids. He discovered that high levels of cholesterol ultimately […]
Food & History: October 12 1492 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives in the Bahamas. 1810 The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich. 1923 Jean Nidetch born, founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services. 1950 Japanese actor Takeshi Kaga born. He is best known as the host of the immensely successful TV show, ‘Iron Chef.’
Food & History: October 10 1796 The traditional date of the creation of the metric system. 1892 Earle Dickson born, he invented Band-Aids for his wife who frequently burned or cut herself in the kitchen. 1911 Jack Daniel dies, the whiskey that bears his name is legendary.
Food & History: October 5 1983 Earl Silas Tupper dies, the inventor of Tupperware containers. 2007 Topps, one of the largest makers of frozen hamburgers, announced they were going out of business due to a massive recall of meat that tested positive for E. coli bacteria. 2011 Friendly’s Ice Cream restaurant chain files for bankruptcy.
Food & History: September 25 1985 William Cumming Rose dies, the American biochemist who established the importance of the 8 essential amino acids in human nutrition. 2007 The United States Patent & Trademark Office issued a certificate canceling all claims related to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich patent.