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JUNE 30 - Today in Food History

• Saint Theobald of Provins, patron of farmers, winegrowers, charcoal burners.
 

On this day in:

1845 Peter Cooper of New York City received a patent for an improved method to make gelatine.
  (See also Jell-O Trivia and Facts)

1896
William S. Hadaway received U.S. patent No. 563,032 for an electric stove. (Stove Trivia and Facts)

1906 The Pure Food & Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed by Congress.

1936 Congress approved the 40-hour work week.

1958 'The Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley was number one on the music charts.

1966 Mike Tyson was born. On June 28, 1997, Tyson bit off a big chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.

1985 James A. Dewar, died. The creator of the Twinkie (1930)

1996 Dr. Edward Anton Asselbergs died. (Exact date uncertain). He developed the process for making instant mashed potato flakes, the patent that is still used world-wide today. (Potato Trivia and Facts)

2002 U.S. first class postage rates were raised to 37 cents and post cards to 23 cents.
 

 

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