Today in Food History
• National Creamsicle Day
• St. Werenfrid's Day, patron of vegetable gardens
On this day in:
1695 William Oliver was born (died March 17, 1764). English physician credited with creating the 'Bath Oliver' - a very plain, round unsweetened biscuit or cracker, usually served with cheese.
1765 A crowd in Boston gathered under a large elm tree to protest the Stamp Act. The 'Liberty Tree' became a rallying point for resistance to British rule over the American Colonies (see also March 22, 1765).
1848 The Oregon Territory was established. The area included the future states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and parts of Wyoming and Montana.
1873 The first issue of 'Field & Stream' was published.
1897 A record sturgeon was caught, 1,387 pounds, in the Fraser River. (Sturgeon Trivia & Facts)
1941 Paul Sabatier died. Organic chemist. The margarine, oil hydrogenation and methanol industries grew out of his research.
1956 The trademark "Chock Full O' Nuts-The Heavenly Coffee" was registered.
2003 A major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. 50 million people lost power.