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JUNE 9 - Today in Food History

• National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
  (Rhubarb Trivia & Facts  --  Rhubarb Kitchen Tips)

National Garden Week (June 5-11, 2016)
• National Fishing & Boating Week: June 4-12, 2016
  [Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation]
  (Articles About Fish & Fishing)

On this day in:

1822 Paul Henderson was born. A Scottish-American scientist, known as the 'Father of America Horticulture,' he published 'Gardening for Profit’ and 'Gardening for Pleasure'.

1822 Charles Graham received the first patent for false teeth.

1870 Charles Dickens died. English Victorian era author and social critic. In most of his 15 novels and hundreds of short stories, there are vivid descriptions of food and meals. There are many quotes about food from his books in the Food Quotes section of this website.

1900 Fred Waring, musician, was born. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75. By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold. (Waring Blender History)

1902 Frank Hardart and Joe Horn opened the first Automat on June 9, 1902 at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Food was in small glass doored compartments with a slot for nickles to unlock the door to retrieve your food selection.  The birth date of modern fast food.  (Automat Trivia & Facts)

1911 Carry Amelia Nation died (born Nov 25, 1846).  Radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons.

1924 'Jelly-Roll Blues' was recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton.

1931 The 'Alka-Seltzer'  trademark is registered.

1934 Donald Duck's first appearance in 'The Wise Little Hen,' a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon.

1953 John H. Kraft received U.S. patent No. 2,641,545 for the manufacture of soft surface cured cheese.
(Kraft Trivia and Facts)

2005 Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney declared an economic disaster in Massachusetts, and requested federal aid.  A large and rapidly expanding toxic Red Tide algae bloom was crippling the states shellfish industry
(Massachusetts Food Trivia & Facts)


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