Food & History: July 6 1615 Furuta Shigenari (Furuta Oribe) dies. A Japanese master of the tea ceremony. 1799 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. was born, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass the largest brewery in the world. 1849 Minnesota’s first brewery opens St. Paul. 1869 Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa dies. He had imported 1,400 […]
Food & History: June 30 1896 William S. Hadaway receive a US patent an electric stove. 1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress. 1985 James A. Dewar dies, creator of the ‘Twinkie’ in 1930.
Food & History: June 26 1816 Louis Bignon born, a French agriculturist, restaurateur and chef. 1848 The first pure food laws enacted in the United States. 1870 The original wooden boardwalk in Atlantic City built. 1870 Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States. 1910 Roy J. Plunkett born, inventor of Teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene). 1974 […]
Food & History: June 24 1817 Coffee first planted in Hawaii on the Kona coast. 1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift born, founder Swift & Company and inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship beef to eastern markets instead of live animals. 1895 Jack Dempsey born. He is regarded as one of the […]
Food & History: June 22 1633 Galileo forced by the Vatican in Rome to renounce his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 1928 General Mills comes into existence with the merge of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world. 1965 Kelloggs register the trademark for toaster Pop-Tarts.
Food & History: June 11 1742 Benjamin Franklin invents the Franklin Stove. He purposely did not patent it so that others could freely copy the design. 1793 American patent for a cast iron stove is issued in Pennsylvania. 1842 Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born, German engineer who invented mechanical refrigeration. 1901 New Zealand annexes […]
Food & History: June 9 1902 The first Automat opened in Philadelphia. The original fast food, it was a vending machine for meals glass displays. 1911 Carry Amelia Nation dies. She was a radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. 1931 The ‘Alka-Seltzer’ trademark is registered. 1953 […]
Food & History: June 4 1895 African American inventor Joseph Lee patents a “bread crumbing” machine for restaurants. 1970 The 43rd National Spelling Bee, Libby Childress wins by spelling the word ‘croissant’correctly. 1974 The Cleveland Indians began ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ to bring out the fans to their losing team. The fans became so drunk […]
Food & History: June 3 1841 Nicolas Francois Appert, inventor of the canning process dies. 1997 USDA announces it will ban manufacturers from using most slaughtered animal parts in feed for farm animals to protect the US food supply from mad cow disease.
Food & History: May 29 1630 Charles II, king of England born. Merry Monarch tea was introduced to England during his reign. 1886 Coca-Cola advertised for the first time in the Atlanta Daily. 1919 Charles Strite applies for a pop-up toaster patent. 2004 Tens of millions of pounds of almonds recalled by one of the […]