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JUNE 27 - Today in Food History

• National Orange Blossom Day (Orange Trivia & facts)

On this day in:

1615 The first tea is imported to the west.
  (Tea Trivia, Facts and History)

1850 Lafcadio Hearn was born. (Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn). A writer, translator and teacher, her wrote 'La Cuisine Creole,' the first Creole cookbook.
  (Creole and Cajun)

1884 U.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed a bill creating the Bureau of Labor to collect information on the subject of working people and the "means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity"

1893 The New York stock market crashed.

1893 The melody of 'Happy Birthday to You' was first published ('Good Morning to All').

1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz died. An American naturalist, co-founder with her husband (Louis Agassiz), of the Anderson School of Natural History. She was also the first president of Radcliffe College.

1970 'Vitamin C' was born. ‘Vitamin C’ is the stage name of singer, actress, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick.

1985 Route 66, which originally ran from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, was officially decertified and removed from the U.S. Highway System, having been replaced by the new Interstate Highway System.

Actor Jack Lemmon died. A couple of his film titles: 'The Fortune Cookie,' and 'Days of Wine and Roses.'


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