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JANUARY 19 - Today in Food History

• National Popcorn Day
• Tin Can Day (See 1825 below)

Healthy Weight Week (Jan 18-24, 2015)
• National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week ? (3rd week - Jan 18-24, 2015)

On this day in:

1825 Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City were granted the first U.S. patent for food storage in tin cans. They had been canning seafood since developing the process in 1819.

1883 Roselle, New Jersey becomes the first town in the world to be lit up with Edison's incandescent light bulbs. The overhead wires powered 150 street lights, the railway station and about 40 houses.

1905 Oveta Culp Hobby was born (died Aug, 16, 1995). First secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1953-1955).

1907 Willard Legrand Bundy died (born Dec 8, 1845).  Received the first U.S. patent for a time recording clock (patent no. 393,205).

1915 George Claude of Paris was issued U.S. patent  No. 1,125,476 for a neon tube advertising sign ("System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes").

1944 The U.S. government relinquished control of the nation's railroads after settling a wage dispute.

1947 Paula Deen was born. American celebrity chef and TV cooking show host, Author of 14 cookbooks, Deen also owns The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

1948 Musician Harvey Hinsley of 'Hot Chocolate' was born today.

1973 A U.K. ocean-going super tug is sent to protect British trawlers from Icelandic patrol boats as a dispute over cod fishing rights intensifies.

1977 Snow is reported in West Palm Beach, Florida for the first time.

1996 A barge ran aground near Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island, spilling 1.8 million gallons of oil and creating a 12 mile oil slick.


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