MAY 23 - Today in Food History
- National Taffy Day
- International Pickle Week (May 16-27, 2013)
- UK: National Vegetarian Week (May 20-26, 2013)
On this day in:
1707 Carolus Linnaeus was born. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the 2 name or binomial system for defining and naming plants.
1725 Robert Bakewell was born (died, October 1, 1795). Bakewell was an agriculturalist who helped revolutionize cattle and sheep breeding in England. He obtained the best animals he could find and then worked with a closed herd, inbreeding only superior animals.
1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.
1868 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, died. His last words were supposedly "Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili."
1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.
1960 Georges Claude died. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
1968 'Yummy, Yummy, Yummy' by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.