JULY 17 - Today in Food History
• National Peach Ice Cream Day (Ice Cream Recipes)
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1763 John Jacob Astor was born in Waldorf, Germany. His descendants built the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
1821 Spain formally transferred Florida to the United States. (Florida Food Trivia -- Florida Food Festivals)
1845 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl died. Grey (also Baron Grey and Viscount Howick) was given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends (and/or whose life either he or another British diplomat saved). [Earl Grey Tea Facts & Trivia]
1861 Congress authorizes the Treasury Secretary to issue the first paper currency, called 'Demand Notes,' to finance costs of the Civil War.
1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine was founded in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first university based dental school in the U.S.
1948 Mick Tucker of the music group 'Sweet' was born.
1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
1959 Mary Leakey, wife of Louis Leakey, discovered the oldest human skull to date in Tanganyika (Tanzania). It was about 1.8 million years old.
1961 The Supremes first single recording was released, 'Buttered Popcorn.'
1968 Brewery workers in Ontario, Canada end a 3 week strike for higher wages.
(Beer Trivia & Facts -- Beer & Brewing Articles)