MAY 7 - Today in Food History
• National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
(Lamb Recipes --- Lamb Trivia & Facts)
• National Homebrew Day: Congressional designation 1988. See also Big Brew (Homebrew Day) on first Saturday in May.
• World Cocktail Week: May 6-13 (See May 13, 1806)
(Cocktail Recipes --- Cocktail Trivia)
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).
1718 Traditional date celebrating the founding of the city of New Orleans by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company.
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' premiers on NBC TV, sponsored by Kraft Foods. (Kraft Trivia & Facts)
1953 A world record 1,182 pound Swordfish was caught off Chile by Louis Marron.
(Swordfish Trivia --- Swordfish Recipes)
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.'