NOVEMBER 8 - Today in Food History
• National Harvey Wallbanger Day
• National Cappuccino Day
• St. Castorus, patron of cattle
• World Fair Trade Week (Nov 8-15, 2017) [a biennial events in odd years) A biennial event initiated by the World Fair Trade Organization
On this day in:
1721 The Honourable Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq; Governour of His Majesty's Colony of Connecticut in New-England proclaimed Nov 8, 1721 as a day for a "Publick Thanksgiving."
(Connecticut Food Trivia -- Conn. Food Festivals)
1789 Elijah Craig distilled the first bourbon whiskey from corn, in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
(Bourbon Trivia -- Kentucky Trivia -- Food Festivals)
1847 Bram Stoker was born (died April 20, 1912). Author of 'Dracula' (1897).
1889 President Benjamin Harrison proclaimed Montana the forty-first state. (Montana Food Trivia & Facts)
1910 This is one for those who think the electric insect 'zapper is a relatively new device. U.S. patent No. 974,785 was issued to William H. Frost of Spokane, Washington for the first electric insect 'zapper.'
1952 'Jambalaya (On The Bayou)' by Hank Williams was number one on the country music charts.
1966 Gordon Ramsay was born in Scotland. Controversial award winning British celebrity chef, cookbook author, restaurateur and tv show host (‘Hell's Kitchen’, ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, ‘Master Chef’, etc.) (Website: www.gordonramsay.com/)
1974 London's famous flower and vegetable market moves from Covent Garden.
1976 In Oakville, Ontario a US-Canadian syndicate pays $235,000 for Hanover Hill Barb; highest price ever paid for a cow to that date.