Today in History: February 14

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.