Today in History: February 14
St. Valentine’s Day
*Today is one of the biggest days in retail for chocolate and flower sales, as well as dining.
1871 Thomas Adams of Hudson City, New Jersey receives a patent for a method of producing chewing gum.
1886 California oranges first shipped East by rail.
1922 The Fleischmann Company registers their trademark for yeast.
1923 The Velveeta Cheese Company incorporated in Monroe, New York.