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JUNE 13 - Today in Food History

• Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
• National Weed Your Garden Day
• St. Anthony of Padua, patron of starving people, domestic animals, swineherds, harvests.

Men’s Health Week (June 13-19, 2016)
• UK: National Picnic Week (June 11-19, 2016)
• Dairy Goat Awareness Week (June 11-18, 2016)
  [American Dairy Goat Assn] (Goat Trivia & Facts)

On this day in:

1789 Mrs. Alexander Hamilton served a new dessert treat for General George Washington. The highlight of the dinner party was ice cream! And all this time you thought Dolly Madison was responsible.
(Ice Cream Trivia and Facts)

1817 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died. An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.

1831 Cyrus H. McCormick of Rockbridge County, Virginia received a patent for a 'Side-Hill Plow'

1886 In Canada, a swift moving fire consumed the entire city of Vancouver, British Columbia in less than 45 minutes.  More than 28 people died, and 1,000 buildings were destroyed.

1893 African American inventor Thomas W. Stewart of Detroit, Michigan received U.S. patent No. 499,402 for an improved mop with a levered clamp to hold the 'mop rag' in place.

1942 'Tangerine' by Jimmy Dorsey was #1 on the music charts.

2010 Jimmy Dean died at age 81. A country music singer he also founded Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in 1969, well known for its Jimmy Dean Sausage brand.
 

 

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