JANUARY 25 - Today in Food History
- National Irish Coffee Day
- Dinner Party Day
On this day in:
1799 Eliakim Spooner of Vermont patented a gravity feed seed planting machine. It was not until 1840 that a truly practical seed planting machine was developed.
1874 British author, W. Somerset Maugham was born. Among the titles of his novels and short stories are: 'Cakes and Ale', 'The Alien Corn' and 'The Breadwinner.'
1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first U.S. city to fluoridate its drinking water, to reduce tooth decay.