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OCTOBER 21
Today in Food History

- National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
- UK: National Apple Day
- St. Ursula, patron of teachers, students.

 

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1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King's kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.

1449 George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence was born. Brother of Edward IV whom he was accused of plotting against. He was thrown into prison and secretly executed in the Tower of London. The rumor is that he was drowned in a butt (large cask) of malmsey wine.

1879 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1892 Dedication cermonies were held for the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair), celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus arrival in the New World.  The Fair would not open to the public until May 1, 1893.

1911 William A. Mitchell was born (died July 26, 2004). American food chemist. While working for General Foods Corp. he invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered egg whites, etc.

1933 The play 'Let 'Em Eat Cake' opened on Broadway.

1977 Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) 2nd album 'Bat Out of Hell' was released.

1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

2010 Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisconsin 1,810.5 pound pumpkin was confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the new world’s heaviest pumpkin.
 

 

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