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 11-17, 2018) Week leading up to and including Father’s Day.)
• Dairy Goat Awareness Week (June 9-16, 2018)
[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)
1816 The Peale Museum in Baltimore, Maryland becomes the first U.S. public building to use gas lighting. It was installed for its publicity value.
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'
1831 Erastus and Thaddeus Fairbanks, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, received a patent for "Weighing Scales" used for weighing wagons; a platform scale that revolutionized weighing methods.
(Weights & Measures Trivia & Facts)
1844 Linus Yale, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received U.S. patent No. 3,630 for an improved door lock.
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.
1903 Julius A. Landsberger, of Alameda, California, received a patent for a 'Closure for Receptacles;' a clamp for holding a cover on jars and cans, incorporated by Kerr glass into economy jars.
(Canning Trivia --- History of Canning)
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.