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JANUARY 24 - Today in Food History

• National Peanut Butter Day
• Beer Can Appreciation Day (See 1935 below)

UK: Breakfast Week (Jan 24-30, 2016) Breakfast Week is an annual celebration championing the importance of breakfast which aims to get the nation to Shake Up Their Wake Up!
 

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1922 Eskimo Pie Patent Day. Christian K. Nelson, an ice cream salesman in Onawa, Iowa, was issued patent #1,404,539 for the Eskimo Pie.

1930 Bernard Matthews was born (died Nov 25, 2010).  Founder of Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd., Britain's largest turkey processor.

1935 The beer can (created by the American Can Co.) was introduced in Richmond, Virginia by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. The products were Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale.

1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the cereal product 'Muesli,' which is similar to Granola.

1950 P.L. Spencer received a patent (No. 2,495,429) for the microwave oven. (applied for on October 8, 1945).

1984 The first Apple Macintosh computers were sold. (see also January 22, 1984)

1985 Coca-Cola announced it had received permission to sell Coca-Cola in the Soviet Union.

1988 Charles Glen King died. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.

1996 The U.S. FDA approved the fat substitute Olestra (brand name 'Olean').  Olestra is unapproved for sale in many countries, including the European Union and Canada.  Side effects include abdominal cramps, and inhibition of vitamin absorption.
 

 

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