Food & History: October 19 1917 Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick US soldiers. 1960 The United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba as well as Cuban products like sugar, rum and cigars.
Food & History: October 13 54 Tiberius Claudius Caesar dies from eating poison mushrooms by his wife Agrippina after she learned her son Nero was named as his heir. 1945 Hersey Chocolate founder Milton Snaveley Hershey dies. 1950 American Chef Mollie Katzen born.