Today in Food History

• Traditional Oyster Season Begins (months with an 'r')
  (Oyster Trivia & Facts  --  Oyster Recipes)

• International Bacon Day - Sept 1, 2018 - Saturday before Labor Day (Bacon Trivia & Facts)

• National Cherry Popover Day (Popover Trivia/Facts)

• National Gyro Day (?)

• St. Fiacre's Day, patron of gardeners.
• St. Verana's Day, patron of millers.

• [Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight] (Sept 1-16, 2018)  A nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. (Food Festivals in Scotland)

• UK: Partridge Season Begins
  (Partridge Trivia & Facts  --  Partridge Recipes)

On this day in:

1819 Jethro J. Wood patented a plow with interchangeable parts.

1826 Alfred Ely Beach was born. American inventor and publisher of Scientific American magazine.

1848 Auguste-Henri Forel was born. The next time you are on a picnic and become overtaken by ants, think of Forel. If you would like to know about ants, find a copy of his 5 volume 'The Social World of the Ants.'
(Ant Trivia & Facts)

1859 The first Pullman Sleeper railroad cars were put into service on the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

1906 Karl August Folkers was born. He was the first to isolate vitamin B12.

1910 Heinz Tomato Soup went on sale in the UK for first time, at Fortnum & Mason. (Heinz Trivia & Facts)

1914 Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon died on September 1, 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo, the species having been commercially hunted to extinction.
(Passenger Pigeon Trivia & Facts)

1940 Lillian D. Wald died. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.

1951 The Premier, the first supermarket in Britain, opened it's doors. (Supermarket Trivia & Facts)
(Other sources claim that the first supermarket in Britain was opened at Manor Park on January 12, 1948, and run by the London Co-op. I am not sure yet which is correct).

1971 Michael Romanoff died (born Feb 20, 1890). Born Hershel Geguzin, he was an actor, conman, professional imposter and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff from about 1919. He opened Romanoff's restaurant in Beverly Hills in the late 1930s, which became popular with Hollywood movie stars. The restaurant closed in 1962.

1997 The U.S. minimum wage was raised to $5.15 per hour.
2009 New Fisheries Regulations in The Bahamas gives full protection to all Marine turtles found in Bahamian waters by prohibiting the Harvesting, Possession, Purchase and Sale of turtles, their parts and eggs.



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