APRIL 23 - Today in Food History
• National Picnic Day
• National English Muffin Day [Thomas’ English Muffins]
• National Cherry Cheesecake Day (Cheesecake Recipes)
• St. George's Day, patron of farmers.
(Farms & Farmers Trivia & Facts)
• Egg Salad Week in 2019 is April 22-28 (week after Easter, March or April) Dedicated to the many delicious uses for all of the Easter eggs that have been cooked, colored, hidden and found.
On this day in:
1564 and 1616 William Shakespeare was born. He died on the same date 52 years later. There are many references to food in Shakespeare's works. "Let the sky rain potatoes." (‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’). "Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers." (‘Romeo and Juliet’).
1856 Granville T. Woods was born (died Jan 30, 1910). Prolific African American inventor. Among his inventions were an electric incubator for hatching chickens and an automatic air brake for railroads.
1895 Purdy and Peters were issued a patent for a "design for spoons."
1922 Laroy S. Starrett died (born April 25, 1836). American inventor, he received more than 100 patents. His first patent was for a meat chopping machine named the 'Hasher'
1974 Cordelia (Hornaday) Knott died (born Jan 23, 1890). Co-founder, with her husband Walter, of Knott's Berry Farm in California.
1982 The Conch Republic (Key West & the Florida Keys) seceded from the United States to protest an INS (Immigration & Naturalization Service) roadblock on the only road into the Keys.
1985 Coca-Cola announced it was changing its 99 year old secret formula. New Coke was a big flop.
(Coca-Cola Trivia and facts)
1991 The first McDonald's in Beijing, China opened. It is the world's largest McDonald's, with 28,000 square feet, seating for 700 and 1,000 employees. It closed in 1996 to make way for a shopping center.
(McDonald’s Trivia and Facts)
1993 Cesar Chavez died (born March 31, 1927). American farm worker and labor leader, co-founder with Dolores Huerta of the National Farm Workers Association (now the United Farm Workers union).
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