MARCH 26 - Today in Food History
- National Nougat Day
- National Spinach Day
On this day in:
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.
1937 The cities of Dilley, Texas, and Crystal City, Texas each erected a statue of Popeye, the cartoon character.
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!