NOVEMBER 25 - Today in Food History
- National Parfait Day
- National Family Week (Nov 24-30, 2013)
- UK: National Tree Week (Nov 23-Dec 1, 2013)
On this day in:
1715 American Sybilla Masters was the first American granted an English patent. It was for a method of processing corn. (Thomas Masters was Sybilla's husband. Sybilla received the English patent).
1846 Carry Amelia Nation was born. Well known temperance movement activist, she was famous for destroying saloons with a hatchet.
1884 John Mayenberg, of St. Louis, Missouri received the first U.S. patent for a process to produce evaporated milk (patent # 308,422).
1940 Woody Woodpecker made his debut in the cartoon 'Knock Knock.'
1950 Rudolph Boysen was died (born July 14, 1895). A California horticulturist, he developed the boysenberry, a raspberry-blackberry hybrid in 1923.
1967 'Incense and Peppermint' by Strawberry Alarm Clock hits number one on the charts.
1968 Upton Sinclair died (born Sept 20, 1878). His novel, 'The Jungle,' was a horror story about conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
1998 The movies 'Home Fries' and 'A Bug's LIfe' opened in the U.S.
2010 Bernard Matthews died (born Jan 24, 1930). Founder of Bernard Matthews Farms Ltd., Britain's largest turkey processor.