Food & History: November 26

Food & History: November 26 1789  US President George Washington signs a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November as the first national Thanksgiving Day under the Constitution. 1832   The ‘John Mason’, the first public horse-drawn streetcar, began carrying passengers in New York City. 1867  J.B. Sutherland of Detroit receives the first US patent […]

Food & History: October 25

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 8

Food & History: October 8 1901  The “Domino” sugar trademark registered. 1906  Harry G. Day born. He helped introduce fluoride into toothpaste. 1945  Patent for the microwave oven filed. 1952  The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette published. 1990  The first McDonald’s restaurant in mainland China opens in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. 2004  Lifestyle guru Martha […]