MAY 7 - Today in Food History
• National Herb Day (2016)
• National Home Brew Day (2016) American Homebrewers Association
• National Roast Leg of Lamb Day (Lamb Recipes)
• National Emu Week (May 7-15, 2016) [American Emu Association] (Emu Recipes -- Emu Trivia)
• World Cocktail Week: May 6-13 (See May 13, 1806)
• National Herb Week (May 2-8, 2016) International Herb Association [www.iherb.org/]
• National Raisin Week (May 1-7, 2016) origin uncertain (Raisin Trivia & History)
• UK: National Doughnut Week (May 7-14, 2016) participating bakers across the UK will be helping to raise money for The Children's Trust by donating money for every doughnut they sell.
On this day in:
1657 King Louis XIV of France prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians in New France (Canada).
1660 Isaack B. Fubine of The Hague received a patent for macaroni.
(This fact is reported on many sites on the internet. No one has any further information listed, and I am in doubt as to its accuracy).
1847 The American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1873 Salmon Portland Chase died. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.
1922 John Henry Patterson died (born Dec 13, 1844). Founder of National Cash Register Company.
1925 William Lever died (born Sept 19, 1851). British manufacturer who founded Lever Brothers soap company with his brother James. Lever was one of the first to produce soap from vegetable oils rather than tallow.
1925 The play 'Lima Beans' opened at Wallack's Theatre in New York.
1947 The 'Kraft Television Theater' premiered on NBC TV.
1953 A world record 1,182 pound Swordfish was caught off Chile by Louis Marron.
1962 'Mashed Potato Time' by Dee Dee Sharp was number one on the music charts.
1987 Shelly Long, who played cocktail waitress Diane Chambers, makes her final appearance as a regular on the TV show 'Cheers.'