Today in Food History
• World Porridge Day [GoldenSpurtle.com]
• National Angel Food Cake Day
(Angel Food Trivia -- Angel Food Cake Recipes)
• National Cake Decorating Day
• Health Care Food Service Workers Week (October 4-10, 2020) [Assoc. for Healthcare Foodservice]
• UK: [National Curry Week] (October 5-11, 2020) Celebrate over 200 years of Indian restaurants in UK
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 22-Oct 22, 2020)
[The Tree Council] Gather seeds, fruits and nuts which can be nurtured to grow the trees of the future.
On this day in:
1796 Traditional date for the creation of the metric system, 10/10.
1886 The Tuxedo was created. Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. fashioned the first tuxedo for men, a tail-less black dress jacket.
1892 Earle Dickson was born. He invented Band-Aids for his wife, who had frequent kitchen accidents, cutting or burning herself. He worked as a buyer for Johnson & Johnson, who soon began manufacturing Band-Aids.
1911 Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel died (born Sept 5, 1850). Founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, located in Moore county, which ironically is a dry county.
1913 Adolphus Busch died. Founded Anheuser Busch brewery in 1866 with his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser. (Anheuser-Busch Trivia)
1913 A dike was blown up by the U.S. engineers to complete the final stage of the Panama Canal, and the waters of the Pacific met the waters of the Atlantic.
1933 Waldo L. Semon received U.S. patent No. 1,929,453 for a method for making plasticized PVC, which is now know as Vinyl.
1933 Proctor & Gamble began marketing 'Dreft,' the first detergent with synthetic surfactants for home use. Detergents perform better in hard water than soaps.
1961 The musical comedy 'Milk and Honey' opened at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.
1966 Simon and Garfunkel release their album, 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'