Food & History: October 11

Food & History: October 11

1811  The first steam-powered ferryboat began operation between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.

1844  Founder of the Heinz condiment company Henry John Heinz born.

1887  The 1st convention of the North West Farmers’ Association opens in Saskatchewa, Canada.

1919  The first airline meals are served, a pre-packed lunch box, costing 3 shillings, on the London to Paris service.