Food & History: June 28

Food & History: June 28

1491  Henry VIII of England born. The first foodie often depicted eating a large drumstick.

1887  Coca-Cola syrup patented.

1939  PanAm flew the first trans-Atlantic passenger service from New York to Lisbon, Portugal.

1988  The longest trial in Spanish history ends after 15 months over poison olive oil. 1,500 witnesses questioned to help decide who was responsible for poisoning 25,000 Spaniards. Over 600 died from cheap olive oil, and thousands more were left partially paralyzed, or suffering from other illnesses in one of the worst public health disasters in modern history.

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