JANUARY 19 - Today in Food History
- National Popcorn Day
- Tin Can Day (See 1825 below)
On this day in:
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.
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.
1915 George Claude of Paris was issued a U.S. patent for a neon tube advertising sign.
1948 Musician Harvey Hinsley of 'Hot Chocolate' was born today.