Food & History: November 27 1701 Anders Celsius born, a Swedish astronomer who developed the temperature scale. 1910 Pennsylvania Station, the largest railway station in the world, opened to traffic. 1923 Velveeta Cheese Co. registers its trademark.
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: November 10 1847 Carlsberg brewery in Denmark begins production. 1925 Canadian wheat farmers harvest a record 423 million bushels of wheat. 1951 Calls from New York to California could be made without operator assistance, also known as “direct dialing”.
Food & History: November 4 1873 Anthony Iske of Pennsylvania issued a US patent for a meat slicing machine. 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins receives a US patent for a refrigerating machine. 1923 Alfred Heineken born, Grandson of the founder of Heineken Brewery. 1940 Eggs and cake rationed in the Netherlands.
Food & History: November 2 1718 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich born. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). The Earl was supposed to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions 1832 Sir John Leslie dies. A Scottish physicist who […]
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 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 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 […]
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 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.