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Food & History: July 6

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 26

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 9

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

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 […]