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Today in Food History

World Day for Farmed Animals
• National Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day (2016)
• National French Fried Scallops Day
• Germany: Erntedankfest (Potato Harvest Festival 2016)
• St. Leodegarius, patron of millers and eyes.

• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 17 - Oct 2, 2016)
UK: Red Squirrel Week (Sept 24-Oct 2, 2016)
  [The Wildlife Trusts]

• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct, 2016)

On this day in:

1836 Charles Darwin returned to England after his 5 year voyage studying flora and fauna around the world.

1866 J. Osterhoudt patented the first tin can with a key opener.

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.

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).

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).
 

 

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