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MARCH 12 - Today in Food History

• [IHOP Restaurant's National Pancake Day] March 12, 2019 - Free Stack of Pancakes (Annual Charity Fundraising Event)

• Baked Scallops Day
  (Scallop Recipes  --  Scallop Trivia)

• National Ag Week: March 10-16, 2019
  [Agriculture Council of America] A time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture.

• Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2019) [National Ground Water Association]


On this day in:

1831 Clement Studebaker was born (died Nov 27, 1901). Founder of a family firm that became the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles, including ‘Conestoga Wagons’. After his death the Studebaker company became the only horse drawn vehicle manufacturer to successfully switch to producing automobiles.

1836 Isabella Beeton was born (died February 6, 1865). A famous Victorian home economist, author of 'Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.'  The book, popularly known as 'Mrs Beeton's Cookbook,' contained a compilation of over 900 recipes and advice on all aspects of running a middle class household.

1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received U.S. patent No. 2,000 for a process to make starch from rice or corn. (Rice Trivia  -  Corn Trivia)

1893 Christian Kent Nelson was born (died March 8, 1992). He was the inventor of the Eskimo Pie in 1919 in Iowa. (Eskimo Pie Trivia & Facts)

1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain.
(Coca-Cola Trivia & Facts)

1912 Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia.

1929 Asa Griggs Candler died. In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million.

1930 India: Mahatma Gandhi began a 240 mile, 24 day march to the coastal village of Dandi to produce salt without paying the salt tax, in protest of the British salt monopoly. (Salt Trivia & Facts)

1956 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 500 for the first time, closing at 500.24.


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