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MARCH 26 - Today in Food History

• National Nougat Day
• National Spinach Day (Spinach Recipes)

• American Chocolate Week ( March 20-26, 2016)
   (American Confectioners Association)
• National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26, 2016) www.poisonprevention.org/ - Established by Congress on September 16, 1961 [PL 87-319]
 

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1753 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford was born.  American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove.  He is frequently credited with creating the dessert, Baked Alaska.  (Baked Alaska History & Recipes)

1880 Duncan Hines was born (died March 15, 1959).  A traveling salesman, he published a list of his favorite restaurants and dishes 'Adventures in Good Eating' in 1935. The book was a big hit and in 1938 he wrote 'Lodging for a Night' and also wrote a newspaper column and became a favorite American restaurant and lodging critic.  In the 1950s he licensed the Duncan Hines name for ice cream, cake mixes and other products.

1911 Tennessee Williams was born (died Feb 25, 1983). American playwright. ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (1947); ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (1955); ‘The Night of the Iguana’ (1961); ‘The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore’ (1963) etc.

1937
The cities of Dilley, Texas, and Crystal City, Texas each erected a statue of Popeye, the spinach eating cartoon character. (Spinach Trivia)

1961 The Beatles performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

1968 Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Jonas Iha was born today.

1969 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' by Marvin Gaye is number 1 on the U.K. singles chart.

1996 David Packard died.  Founder with William Hewlett of Hewlett Packard Company.  Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!

2006 A ban on smoking in public places, including restaurants and bars, goes into effect in Scotland.

2011 Wicked Whoopies and radio station WMGX teamed up to create a record breaking 1,067 lb. Whoopie Pie in South Portland, Maine.
(Whoopie Pie Trivia & Facts, Recipes and Festivals)

2011 Harry Coover died (born March 6, 1917). Inventor of 'Eastman 910' commonly known as Super Glue.
 

 

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