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Today in Food History

• National Cherry Turnover Day  (Cherry Trivia & Facts)
• World Kitchen Garden Day 2016 (4th Sun in Aug)
  (Gardening Articles)
• St. Augustine of Hippo's Day, patron of brewers.

World Water Week (Aug 28-Sept 2, 2016) World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.

On this day in:

1798 The first American vineyard was planted in Lexington, Kentucky. (Grape Trivia & Facts)
[Kentucky Food Trivia  --  Kentucky Food Festivals]

1837 John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England begin manufacturing Worcester [Worcestershire] Sauce.  (Worcester and Worcestershire Sauce)

1845 Rufus Porter, published the first issue of Scientific American. Ten months later he sold the magazine for $800.  Porter held over 100 patents, including a fire alarm, signal telegraph, fog whistle, and a washing machine.

1875 Stephen McCormick died.  He was the inventor and manufacturer of a cast iron plow with removable parts.

1898 At his pharmacy in New Bern, North Carolina, Caleb D. Bradham renamed his new soft drink ‘Pepsi-Cola.’  His customers had been calling it ‘Brad's Drink’
(Pepsi Cola Trivia and Facts)

1943 Honey Lantree of the music group 'Honeycombs' was born.

2000 Foster's Brewing of Australia acquired Beringer Wine Estates of Napa, California for $1.5 billion.

2002 Spaniards threw 120 tons of tomatoes at each other at the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain.  The annual tomato fight is the biggest food fight in the world.  It has been a tradition since 1945 when a group of youngsters engaged in a spontaneous tomato fight in the town square. (Spanish Gastronomy)



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