NOVEMBER 22 - Today in Food History
• Alice’s Restaurant Massacree Day (see 1967 below)
• National Cranberry Relish Day
• St. Cecilia, patron of musicians and poets.
• UK: National Eating In/Out Week (Nov 17-23, 2014) Celebrating the diversity of international cuisines enjoyed in Britain.
• National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
(Nov 15-23, 2014) [Nat’l Coalition for the Homeless] A time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
On this day in:
1808 Thomas Cook was born. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
1862 Dr. Alexander P. Anderson was born. He developed Puffed Rice in NYC in 1902, which was introduced to the world at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.
1896 George Washington Ferris died (born Feb 14,1859). He developed the first Ferris Wheel for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois (1893). [See also May 1]
1917 Dental surgeons rejoiced. The National Hockey League was official formed in Montreal, Canada.
1938 'Jelly Roll Blues' was recorded by Bunny Berigan and his orchestra.
1941 The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences released the first Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), listing specific recommended intakes for calories and nine essential nutrients - protein, iron, calcium, vitamins Aand D, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
1967 Arlo Guthrie's ballad/song 'Alice's Restaurant' was released.
1983 Maytag built its last wringer-washing machine, a Master Model E. It had been introduced in 1939. (The October 12 date sometimes listed is incorrect - reference: todayinsci.com)
1992 Actor Sterling Holloway died. He was also the voice of Winnie The Pooh, the honey loving bear in Disney's animated version.
2008 The Yellow River Conservancy Committee reported that one-third of the Yellow River in northern China, was heavily polluted and was unsafe for any use.
2013 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' opened in U.S theatres.