NOVEMBER 15 - Today in Food History
• America Recycles Day (annually Nov 15)
• National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
• National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
(Breakfast Cereal Trivia)
• St. Albert the Great, patron of natural sciences and students.
• National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week (Nov 12-20, 2016 - week before Thanksgiving) [National Coalition for the Homeless] A time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
• National Split Pea Soup Week (Nov 13-19, 2016)
[National Pulse Growers]
On this day in:
1660 Asser Levy from Portugal, applied for a license to sell kosher meat. He was the first kosher butcher in New Amsterdam (New York).
1849 The first poultry show in the U.S. was held on November 15-16 in Boston, Massachusetts. 1,423 birds were exhibited by 219 exhibitors.
1868 James Mayer de Rothschild died (born May 15, 1792). European banker and founder of the French branch of the Rothschild family. In 1868 he acquired the famous Chateau Lafite vineyards in Bordeaux, France. (Bordeaux Wine Article)
1882 Felix Frankfurter, U. S. Supreme Court justice, was born.
1904 King Camp Gillette was issued U.S. patent No. 775,134 for his disposable razor (applied for on Dec 3, 1901).
1952 'Jambalaya (On The Bayou)' by Hank Williams was number one on the country music charts.
1964 Bernard Frank died (born March 7, 1902). American forester and conservationist, he was one of the eight co-founders of the Wilderness Society.
1967 Elmer McCollum died. He was a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.
1969 The first color TV commercial in Britain was aired, for Birdseye Peas. (Birdseye Trivia)
1969 Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburger restaurant in downtown Columbus, Ohio. He named it for his 8 year old daughter Melinda, whose nickname was Wendy.