APRIL 3 - Today in Food History
• National Chocolate Mousse Day
(Chocolate Mousse Recipes)
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1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patented a coffee mill. (Connecticut Food Trivia and Facts)
1845 William James Farrer was born. An Australian agriculturist, he developed several new cultivars of wheat. (Australia Food Trivia & Facts)
1860 The first Pony Express mail delivery service by horse and rider between St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California began. The 1,800 mile run took 10 days.
1956 Elvis Presley sings 'Heartbreak Hotel' on the 'Milton Berle Show.' An estimated 25% of the American population tuned in to hear him.
1959 The Coasters song 'Charlie Brown' is banned by the BBC because it refers to “throwin' spitballs.” The ban only lasted 2 weeks.
1964 Bobby Chinn was born. Chef, restaurateur, author and TV cooking show host. Restaurants in Vietnam. Discovery Network TV shows: 'World Café Asia' and ‘Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia' [Website: www.bobbychinn.com]
1974 The Super Tornado Outbreak. 148 tornadoes in 13 states in 26 hours. The world's largest tornado outbreak in recorded history. It included six F5 tornadoes and 30 F4 tornadoes. The first tornado hit at 1 p.m. and the final tornado hit at 2 a.m. the following morning.
1982 The temperature in Lamberton, Minnesota dropped from 78 degrees F to 7 degrees F in 24 hours. The 71 degree drop in temperature is a Minnesota record.
(Minnesota Food Trivia, Statistics & Festivals)
1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California closed after 57 years. Robert Cobb, owner of the Brown Derby, created the Cobb Salad there in 1936.
(Cobb Salad Recipe -- Cobb Salad Trivia & Facts)
1988 U.S. first class postage rates were raised to 25 cents and post cards to 15 cents.
2010 Students at a Utah high school created a replica of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' using 2 tons of Malt-O-Meal cereal. (Utah Food Trivia and Facts)
2020 Coronavirus: Los Angeles and New York City mayors tell residents to wear masks; Unemployment claims jumped to a new record of 6.6 million claims last week.