DECEMBER 6 - Today in Food History

• National Gazpacho Day (Gazpacho Recipes)

• Microwave Oven Day (see also Jan 24, 1950)
  (Microwave Oven Trivia)

• Feast of Nicholas of Myra, patron of bakers, barrel makers, brewers, coopers.

• Cookie Cutter Week: (Dec 1-7 ?)

• [National Handwashing Awareness Week]
  (Dec 2-8, 2018)

On this day in:

1492 Columbus sighted the island he names Hispaniola (Now consisting of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

1866 The 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter Chicago ‘Lake Tunnel’ was completed. It was the first water supply tunnel for a U.S. city. (Chicago Food Trivia)

1872 Felix Archimede Pouchet died. A French naturalist, he was one of those who believed that life was created from nonliving matter in processes such as fermentation and putrefaction. Those flies and maggots, fungi, yeast and bacteria just appeared from nowhere. (He was wrong.)

1877 Thomas A. Edison made the first sound recording "Mary had a little lamb"

1879 Erastus Brigham Bigelow died (born April 2, 1814). Inventor of manufacturing machinery for making gingham cloth. The red & white checked tablecloths used in restaurants is a classic example of gingham.

The 'Ladies’ Home Journal and Practical Housekeeper' began publication.

1917 Irv Robbins was born (died May 5, 2008). Co-founder, with Burt Baskin, of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain in 1946 in Glendale, California.
(Baskin Robbins Trivia)

1931 Catharine Furbish died. An American botanist, she spent almost 40 years traveling and painting very accurate watercolors of the flora of the state of Maine.
(Maine Food Trivia)

1964 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' Christmas special first aired on NBC TV.

1968 'Beggar's Banquet' album by the Rolling Stones was released.

1994 Orange County, California filed for bankruptcy due to investment losses.

1994 The play 'Lamb Chop On Broadway' opened in New York.

2006 An outbreak of illness from the dangerous E. Coli 0157:H7 was reported, with green onions as the suspected cause.  Cases were reported in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, and Utah.


Popular Pages

World Cuisine
Food Festivals
Food Poems

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 - 2019 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.


You are here > Home

Next Logo




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



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


Food Timeline - 50,000 BC to 2018



   Home   |   Articles   |   Food_Trivia   |   TODAY_in_FOOD_HISTORY   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |   Cooking_Tips   |   Videos   |   Food_Quotes   |   Who’s_Who   |   Food_Poems   |   Culinary Schools_&_Tours   |   Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Free_Magazines   |   Food_Festivals (since 1999)


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