Today in Food History
• National Caramel Custard Day
• St. Clare of Assisi, patron of laundry workers and good weather.
• 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 23, 2017)
On this day in:
1789 President George Washington signed a proclamation declaring Thursday the 26th day of November as the first national Thanksgiving Day under the Constitution.
1863 Abraham Lincoln declared that Thanksgiving Day would be an annual event celebrated on the last Thursday in November. (Finally set at 4th Thurs in 1941)
1872 Emily Post was born. (or on October 27, 1872). Etiquette expert, newspaper columnist, author of 'Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home' (1922); 'The Emily Post Cook Book' (1949); 'Motor Manners' (1950).
1883 The ‘Orient Express’ made its first run from Paris to Constantinople.
1899 The first motorized vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman (US patent # 634,042). This "pneumatic carpet renovator" was gasoline powered.
1910 Lucy Hobbs Taylor died (born March 14, 1833). The first American female Dentist.
1941 The first aerosol can was patented.
1941 Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) was born.
1942 To deal with the financial pressures of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's issued an Executive Order establishing the Office of Economic Stabilization, authorizing control of wages, salaries, profits, rents, and prices of agricultural commodities.
1952 The British Minister of Food announced the end of rationing and price controls on Tea.
1955 The children's television show 'Captain Kangaroo' debuted on CBS TV and 'The Mickey Mouse Club' debuted on ABC TV.
2013 Swarms of 2" long giant hornets were reported to have killed more than 40 people and injured more than 1,600 in northern China.