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FEBRUARY 8 - Today in Food History

• National Molasses Bar Day
• Feast of St. Meingold, patron of bakers

• Jell-O Week (Feb 8-14, 2015) In 2001 Jell-O was declared Official State Snack of Utah and Governor Michael O. Leavitt declared an annual "Jell-O Week"
• UK: Bramley Apple Week (Feb 2-8, 2015)

On this day in:

1795 Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was born. A German chemist who developed a method for obtaining sugar from beet juice.

1886 Wilhelm Koppers was born. This cultural anthropologist developed theories on the origins of society based on studies of hunter-gatherer tribes.

1898 John Sherman of Worcester, Massachusetts received U.S. patent No. 598,716 for the first machine to fold and seal envelopes.

1910 The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

1922 U.S. President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.

1925 Actor Jack Lemmon was born. A couple of his film titles: 'The Fortune Cookie' and 'Days of Wine and Roses'

1946 Felix Hoffman died (born Jan 21, 1868).  German chemist who first synthesized aspirin in 1897.  (see also Feb 27, 1900)

1946 'Canned Heat' drummer Adolfo De La Parra was born today.

1946 Paul Wheatbread, drummer with Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, was born today.

2014 The first McDonald's restaurant in Vietnam opened in Ho Chi Minh City.


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