Food & History: November 20
1758 Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière born. He was a French writer and gastronome who was notorious for his sharp wit and dark humor, and one of the first food and restaurant critics.
1913 NABISCO introduces Mallomars chocolate covered marshmallow cookies.
1962 The Hardee’s restaurant chain registers its trademark.
1967 The population of the USA surpassed 200 million.
1969 The DDT banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the United States.
1984 McDonald’s sells its 50 billionth hamburger.
2009 Eggo Shortage! Kellogg’s reports their frozen waffles will be in short supply due to machinery repair.