JANUARY 22 - Today in Food History
- National Blonde Brownie Day
- Feast of St. Vincent, patron of wine growers and vinegar makers.
On this day in:
1561 Francis Bacon, Viscount Saint Albans, Baron of Verulam aka Sir Francis Bacon, was born. Lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.
1892 Coca-Cola incorporated.
1972 The album 'American Pie' by Don Mclean began a seven weeks run at #1 on the U.S. charts.
1980 ‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song)’ by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the charts.
1984 The Apple Macintosh computer was introduced in a TV commercial ("1984") during Super Bowl XVIII. Two days later they went on sale to the public.
1988 The first airport cow lounge. Schiphol airport in Amsterdam opened a special departure lounge for cows, serving pre-flight food and drink to traveling cattle.
1994 Actor Telly Savalas died today (born Jan 21, 1922). In the TV series 'Kojak' he played tough NY City detective Lt. Kojak who had a fondness for Tootsie Roll Pops (lollipops).
1997 Lottie Williams, 48, of Tulas, Oklahoma became the only person known to have been hit by man made debris from space. She was struck on the shoulder while walking in a park, by a small piece of a used Delta II rocket that had been used to launch a military satellite in April, 1996.
1999 'Have You Ever?' by Brandy is #1 on the charts.