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JULY 25 - Today in Food History

• National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
• Culinarians Day
• St Christopher, patron of fruit dealers, gardeners, travellers.
 

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1843 Charles Macintosh died (born Dec 29, 1766).  Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics (rubberized cloth). The Mackintosh, or Macintosh raincoat was named fro him.

1871 Seth Wheeler of Albany, New York was issued a patent for perforated wrapping paper.

1872 It was reported to have rained black worms in Bucharest, Rumania.

1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev was born. Lebedev was a Russian chemist who developed a method to produce synthetic rubber on a commercial scale, which used potatoes and limestone as raw materials.

1948 Bread rationing ends in Britain.

1993 Vincent Schaefer died. A U.S. research chemist, he invented 'cloud seeding' with dry ice to cause rain or snow.

2008 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban trans fats in restaurants and retail food establishments. The ban goes into effect on January 1, 2010. California is the first state to ban trans fats in restaurants.  There are several cities that have banned them, and California and Oregon have previously banned trans fats in school meals.
 

 

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