You are here > Home

Today in Food History, Timeline & Food Holidays: National Food Days, Weeks & Months




From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training
Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide


FREE Food Magazines
An extensive selection of free food, beverage & agricultural magazines, e-books, etc. for qualified professionals

MAY 23 - Today in Food History

• National Taffy Day

International Pickle Week (May 14-25, 2015 [10 days]) Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions.
• World Trade Week  (May 17-23, 2015) Every year, the President of the United States declares the 3rd full week of May as World Trade Week.
World Fair Trade Week (May 23-31, 2015) A biennial event initiated by the World Fair Trade Organization
• UK: British Tomato Week (May 18-24, 2015) British Tomato Growers’ Association
• UK: English Wine Week (May 23-31, 2015)
• UK: National Vegetarian Week (May 18-24, 2015) The Vegetarian Society
UK: Food Safety Week  (May 18-24, 2015)

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.

1788 South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. (South Carolina Facts & Trivia)

1820 James Buchanan Eads was born (died March 8, 1887). Created special boats and a diving bell for salvaging goods from sunken riverboats on the Mississippi river. He also created a jetty system on the Mississippi for New Orleans which used the river's flow to cut its channel deeper enabling year round navigation.

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.

1950 Frederick M. Jones was issued U.S. patent No. 2,509,099 for a "System for controlling the operation of refrigeration units".

1960 Georges Claude died (born Sept 24, 1970). 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.



  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Food History Articles   |   Bibliography   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail:
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2015 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission. Logo



Popular Pages


Free Food Magazine Subscriptions