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AUGUST 11
Today in Food History

- National Raspberry Bombe Day

National Farmers Market Week (Aug 7-13, 2016)
 

On this day in:

1858 Christiaan Eijkman was born (died Nov 5, 1930).  A Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet (a lack of vitamin B1), which eventually led to the discovery of vitamins.

1874 Harry S. Parmelee of New Haven, Connecticut patented the sprinkler head.

1903 Satori Kato of Chicago, Illinois (Kato Coffee Co.) was issued the first U.S. patent for instant coffee (U.S. patent No. 735,777). [Coffee Trivia  --  Coffee History]

1949 Eric Carmen of the music group 'The Raspberries' was born.

1962 Booker T and the MG's released their instrumental single 'Green Onions'.

1987 Clara Peller died (born Aug 4, 1902). She is the actress who is famous for her Wendy's TV commercial, "Where's the beef?"

1992 The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota.  It was the largest shopping mall in the U.S.

2009 John Hughes died (born Feb 18, 1950). Film director and screenwriter. 'The Breakfast Club' (1985); 'Home Alone' (1990); 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' (1987).
 

 

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