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JULY 27 - Today in Food History

• National Scotch Whisky Day
  (Single Malt Whiskies of Scotland)
• National Crème Brûlée Day (also July 21)

On this day in:

1880 Alexander P. Ashbourne, an African American grocery store owner in California, patented a method for refining coconut oil. (Coconut Trivia and Facts)

1910 Large hailstones fall in Todd and Wadena counties in Minnesota, some weighing as much as 5 pounds. (Minnesota Food Trivia  --  MN Food Festivals)

1931 A swarm of grasshoppers destroyed thousands of acres of crops in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The corn fields were totally destroyed, without a stalk left standing. (Grasshopper Trivia & Facts)

1931 Auguste-Henri Forel was born. The next time you are on a picnic and become overtaken by ants, think of Forel. If you would like to know about ants, find a copy of his 5 volume 'The Social World of the Ants.'
(Ant Trivia & Facts)


1940
Bugs Bunny makes his screen debut in the animated cartoon 'A Wild Hare.'

1962 Conrad Arnold Elvehjem died. An American biochemist, he identified nicotinic acid as one of the B vitamins, and that a deficiency caused the disease pellagra. (Vitamin Facts & Trivia)

2009 The European Council of Ministers bans imports of seal products in in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunts.
 

 

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