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NOVEMBER 18 - Today in Food History

- National Vichyssoise Day
- St. Odo of Cluny, patron for rain.
- St. Peter the Apostle, patron of bakers, butchers, fishermen, harvesters and foot problems.

- UK: National Eating In/Out Week (Nov 18-24, 2013) Celebrating the diversity of international cuisines enjoyed in Britain.

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1307 The legendary William Tell shot an apple from his son's head.

1810 Asa Gray was born. A leading American botanist of his time a a strong supporter of Darwin, he co-authored 'Flora of North America' with John Torrey.

1821 Jacob Schweppe died (born March 16, 1740). A German watchmaker and amateur scientist. Developed the first practical and commercially successful process for producing carbonated mineral water.

1857 Rose Markwood Knox was born. Rose and her husband Charles Knox developed the world's first pre-granulated gelatin, eliminating the long difficult process of making gelatin at home. When her husband died in 1908, Rose took over and ran the company for more than 40 years. Mrs. Knox died in 1950 at age 93, still serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company.

1874 Women's Christian Temperance Union was formed in Cleveland, Ohio.

1883 North American railroads switched to a new Standard Railway Time (SRT), resulting in the creation of four standard time zones adopted were Eastern Standard Time, Central Daylight Time, Mountain Standard Time, and Pacific Daylight Time.
(see also Time Trivia)

1922 Marcel Proust died. Marcel Proust was a French writer. On January 1, 1909, he ate a piece of tea-soaked toast whose taste caused on a series of childhood memories. In his 7 volume allegorical novel 'Remembrance of Things Past,' the character Swann has a similar experience when he bites into a lemon cookie (a madelaine) which evokes a similar torrent of memories. This is one of the most ubiquitous (i.e., widely-quoted) allusions in literature.

1926 Carl Akeley died (born May 19, 1864). A biologist, taxidermist, nature photographer and conservationist.

1956 Fats Domino performed 'Blueberry Hill’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 American Roman Catholics are no longer required to abstain from eating meat on Fridays.

1970 Linus Pauling declares that large doses of Vitamin C will keep the common cold at bay.

2004 Parliament voted to ban Fox hunting in the U.K. effective in February 2005.
 

 

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