Today in Food History
• World Day for Farmed Animals
• National French Fried Scallops Day
(Scallop Trivia & Facts -- Scallop Recipes)
• St. Leodegarius, patron of millers and eyes.
• Health Care Food Service Workers Week (October 1-7, 2017) [Assoc. for Healthcare Foodservice]
• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 23 - Oct 8, 2017)
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct, 2017)
On this day in:
1721 An advertisement for an exhibition in the 'Boston Gazette' was the first record of an African camel being brought to America. (Camel Trivia)
1836 Charles Darwin returned to England after his 5 year voyage studying flora and fauna around the world.
1846 Eliza Maria Mosher was born (died Oct 16, 1928). An American physician whose wide-ranging medical career included an educational focus on physical fitness and health maintenance.
1866 J. Osterhoudt of New York City received U.S. patent #58,554 for the first tin can with a key opener.
(Can Trivia, Facts, History, etc.)
1875 The 755 room Palace Hotel opened in San Francisco. It was destroyed by the April 18, 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire. It was rebuilt and the 'New' Palace Hotel opened on December 19, 1909.
1887 It is reported that a 12 foot, 676 pound sturgeon was caught in the Fraser River, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
(Sturgeon Trivia & Facts)
1929 'The National Farm and Home Hour' began on NBC radio.
1931 Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton died (born May 10, 1850). Grocer and tea merchant.
1934 G. D. Searle & Co. registered 'Metamucil' trademark (fiber supplement and laxative powder).
1934 The Central Soya Co. was founded by Dale W. McMillen in Decatur, Indiana (soybeans and livestock feeds). (Soybean Trivia & Facts)
1945 Don McLean was born. American singer/songwriter, best known for his 1971 'American Pie.'
1950 Charles M. Shultz's 'Peanuts' comic strip is published for the first time. (Sunday strips began Jan 6, 1952).
2004 A farmer in Ontario, Canada shows a record 1,446 pound pumpkin. (new records have since been grown).
(Pumpkin Trivia & Facts)