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 Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, Wrigley’s chewing gum with a bar code printed on it, was the first product ever under the new Universal Product Code (UPC) computerized product recognition system.
1981 Virginia Campbell of Idaho took her coupons and rebates and bought $26,460 worth of groceries for only 67 cents after all the discounts.