(since 1999)

   Home   |   Articles   |   Food Trivia   |   TODAY in FOOD HISTORY   |   Food Timeline   |   Recipes   |   Cooking_Tips   |   Food Videos   |   Food_Quotes   |   Who’s Who   |   Culinary Schools and Tours   |   Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Food Poems   |   Free Magazines   |   Food Festivals and Events

FOOD CALENDAR SECTION: Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months


You are here > Home

Today in Food HistoryAUGUST >  August 24



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training
Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide


Today in Food History

• National Knife Day (Choosing & Care of Knives)

• National Peach Pie Day
  (Peach Pie Recipe  --  Peach Trivia and Facts)

• National Waffle Day (see 1869 below) [Waffle Recipes]

• St. Bartholomew;s Day, patron of cheese merchants and butchers.
• St. Owen of Rouen's Day, patron of innkeepers.

On this day in:

79 Pliny The Elder died. A Roman scholar and naturalist, he was the author of the 37 volume 'Historia Naturalis' (Natural History).  This was a compilation of thousands of ancient books by hundreds of authors.  It is an invaluable record of ancient theories on countless scientific subjects.

1795 In England, Reverend Samuel Henshall received a patent for a corkscrew.

1814 The British attack Washington and burn government buildings, including the National Library and the Capitol building.

1853 The month and day are uncertain, but the year is correct.  Native American Chef George Crum invented potato chips at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Potato Chip Trivia and Facts)

1869 Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received the first U.S. patent for a stovetop Waffle Iron (U.S. patent No. 94,093).

1918 Ray McIntire was born.  A chemical engineer who worked for Dow Chemical Company, he invented Styrofoam.

1969 The movie version of Arlo Guthrie's 'Alice's Restaurant' premiered in New York and Los Angeles.

1989 The Holiday Corporation agreed to sell its Holiday Inn hotel chain to British brewery, Bass.

1994 The movie 'The Advocate' ('The Hour of the Pig') is released in the U.S. Set in 15th century France, a lawyer is appointed to defend a pig accused of murder.


  AUGUST   |   August 1   |   August 2   |   August 3   |   August 4   |   August 5   |   August 6   |   August 7   |  August 8   |   August 9   |   August 10   |   August 11   |   August 12   |   August 13   |   August 14   |   August 15   |   August 16   |   August 17   |   August 18   |   August 19   |   August 20   |   August 21   |   August 22   |   August 23   |   August 24   |   August 25   |   August 26   |   August 27   |   August 28   |   August 29   |   August 30   |   August 31  
  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Food History Articles   |   Bibliography   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission. Logo



Popular Pages

FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals