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JULY 14 - Today in Food History

• National Grand Marnier Day (History of Grand Marnier)
National Hot Dog Day (July 14, 2016)
  [National Hot Dog & Sausage Council]

Spain: Fiesta de San Fermin - Running of the Bulls
Pamplona, Spain (July 7-14, 2016)

On this day in:

1850 The first demonstration of a refrigerated ice-making machine. Dr. John Gorrie received a patent for the machine on May 6, 1851. (Quite a few doctors and pharmacists invented some very practical and popular products in the 19th century).

1857 Frederick Louis Maytag was born. One of the founders of a farm implement company in Newton, Iowa. In 1907 the company began producing the Maytag washing machine to make up for the seasonal nature of the farm equipment sales. Fred Maytag II began making Maytag Blue Cheese in the 1940s. (Maytag Trivia)

1895 Rudolph Boysen was born (died Nov 25, 1950). California horticulturist, he developed the boysenberry, a raspberry-blackberry hybrid in 1923.
(Boysenberry Trivia)

1906 Tom Carvel was born.  Inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of ice cream chain.

1948 Harry Brearley died. Brearley was an English metallurgist who invented stainless steel in 1913.

1986 Raymond Loewy died. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle.
(Coca-Cola Trivia and Facts)

1990 A new world’s record cherry pie was baked in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada. There are 2 conflicting years and weights found on various websites.  1990: 37,740 pounds and 1992: 39,683 pounds. I haven't been able to determine which is correct or if Oliver set both of the records. (Cherry Pie Recipes  --  Cherry Trivia)

1998 Richard McDonald died. One of the brothers who founded the original McDonald's restaurant. He also designed the golden arches logo.
(McDonald Brothers Bio  --  McDonald’s Trivia)


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