JUNE 20 - Today in Food History
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1819 At 6 p.m. the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, the American steamship SS Savannah, arrived at Liverpool, England. It had sailed from Savannah, Georgia on May 22, 1819.
1861 Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins was born. He discovered what we now call 'vitamins,' essential nutrients needed to maintain health.
1948 The TV show 'Toast of the Town' premiers on CBS with Ed Sullivan as the host.
1964 'Chapel of Love' by Dixie Cups is #1 on the charts
1972 Howard Deering Johnson died (born Feb 2, 1897). Founder of Howard Johnson's chain of restaurants and motels.
1977 The trans-Alaska oil pipeline opened. It takes oil 38 days to travel 800 miles from the fields in Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez.
2008 Wilbur Hardee died (born Aug 15, 1918). Founder of fast food chain Hardee's in 1960. (see also Sept 3, 1960 and May 5, 1961)