MARCH 3 - Today in Food History
- National Mulled Wine Day
On this day in:
1709 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf was born. A German chemist, in 1747 he extracted sugar from the sugar beet and determined it was identical to cane sugar. It wasn't until 1802 that the first beet sugar refinery would be built.
1797 The first patent for a washing machine was issued to Nathaniel Briggs
1855 Congress authorized $30,000 to purchase dromedaries (camels) for the military to use in the Southwest.
1879 Elmer McCollum was born. He was a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.
1901 The National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was chartered by the U.S. Congress (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST).