MAY 30 - Today in Food History

• National Mint Julep Day (Mint Julep Origins)
  (Mint Julep Recipes)

• Feast of Walstan, patron of farmers.

UK: British Tomato Fortnight (formerly Tomato Week) May 20-June 2, 2019  [British Tomato Growers’ Assn.]
(Tomato Trivia  ---  Tomato Recipes)

• UK: National BBQ Week (May 27-June 2, 2019)

  (BBQ Articles & Recipes -- Barbecue Trivia & Facts)

UK: English Wine Week (May 25-June 2, 2019)
  [Wines of Great Britain]


On this day in:

1539 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida.  (Florida Food Trivia & Facts)

1783 The first daily American newspaper was published in Philadelphia, 'The Pennsylvania Evening Post'

1821 James Boyd, of Boston, Massachusetts, received a patent for a 'Fire Engine Hose'' made of cotton web lined with rubber.

1848 William G. Young of Baltimore, Maryland received U.S. patent No. 5,601 for an improved ice cream freezer.
  (Ice Cream Trivia & Facts  --  Ice Cream Recipes)

1854 The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
(Nebraska Food Trivia  ---  Kansas Food Trivia.

1856 The first milk quality law in the U.S., prohibiting adulteration of milk, was signed by the Governor of Massachusetts.  (Milk Trivia & Facts)

1879 William K. Vanderbilt acquired 'Gilmore's Garden' in New York City and renamed it 'Madison Square Garden.'

1899 George Cook of Louisville, Kentucky received U.S. patent No. 625,829 for an automatic fishing device.

1908 Mel Blanc (Melvin Jerome Blanc) was born.  Blanc was a voice actor for Warner Bros. (and other) cartoon characters.  Some of the characters he 'voiced' include Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat.

1918 Bob Evans was born (died June 21, 2007). Sausage maker and restaurateur, founder of Bob Evans Restaurants (Bob Evans Farms, Inc).

1926 James McLamore was born (died Aug 9, 1996). Co-founder, with David Edgerton, of Burger King.
  (Burger King Trivia & Facts)

1942 'Tangerine' by Jimmy Dorsey was #1 on the music charts.

1970 Detroit Tigers outfielders Al Kaline and Jim Northrup collided while attempting to catch a line drive. Al Kaline lay in the grass choking and gasping for air - he had swallowed his tongue! After an overnight stay in the hospital he was back in the lineup.

1990 France bans the import of British beef and live cattle due to fears over BSE or "mad cow" disease.

Baron Marcel Bich died.  French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.

2003 The Concorde supersonic airliner made its final scheduled flight from Paris to New York as Air France took the Concords out of service. On May 31 the Concorde made its last return trip to France.


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