JUNE 22 - Today in Food History
• National Chocolate Eclair Day
(Eclair Recipe -- Eclair Origin & History)
• National Onion Rings Day (Onion Ring Recipes)
• National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2019) Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.
• UK: [National Picnic Week] (June 21-30, 2019)
(Picnic Trivia & Facts)
On this day in:
1633 Galileo was forced by the Inquisition in Rome to renounce his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
1706 Canada: The Sovereign Council of New France passes an ordinance forbidding citizens from keeping pigs in their houses. (Pig Trivia & Facts)
1832 John Ireland Howe received U.S. Patent No. 2013 for a pin-making machine.
1847 Supposedly, Hanson Crockett Gregory, of Rockport, Maine, created the doughnut. His mother's fry-cakes were not cooked in the center, so he cut the centers out so they would no longer have undercooked centers. (I have doubts about this story!) (Doughnut Trivia)
1923 Manitoba repeals the Prohibition Act of 1916 and adopts government control of the sale of alcohol instead.
1928 General Mills Inc. came into existence with the merger of 5 milling companies, creating one of the largest milling companies in the world. (Flour Trivia)
1947 During the early evening Holt, Missouri received a world record 12 inches (300 mm) of rainfall in 42 minutes. (Missouri Food Trivia -- Missouri Festivals)
1947 Howard Kaylan of the music group 'The Turtles' was born.
1954 The American Chicle Company, registered 'Rolaids' trademark for antacid mints.
1965 The Kellogg Company registered the trademark 'Pop-Tarts' (Kellogg’s Trivia & Facts)
1992 M.F.K. Fisher (Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher) died (born July 3, 1908). Fisher was an American food critic and writer, author of various articles, essays and books about food, and translated Brillat-Savarin's 'The Physiology of Taste' in 1949.
2002 Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer died. She wrote the 'Ann Landers' advice column. Her twin sister Pauline Esther, under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, wrote the 'Dear Abby' advice column.
2010 The movie 'Thirst' opened in U.S. theatres.
2015 Donald Featherstone died (born Jan 25, 1936). An American artist, at age 21 he designed the original plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament.
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