Today in Food History
• National Chocolate Milkshake Day (Shake Recipes)
• St Guy of Anderlecht, patron of horned animals, work horses, sheds and outbuildings.
• International Housekeepers Week (Sept 9-15, 2018 - 2nd full week) [Int’l Executive Housekeepers Assoc]
• Canada: [National Organic Week] (Sept 8-16, 2018) The largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across Canada.
• [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)
On this day in:
1818 Richard Jordan Gatling was born. Before inventing the Gatling Gun, he developed a machine for sowing rice, wheat, and other grains, and invented a steam plow.
1909 German chemist Fritz Hofman received the world's first patent for synthetic rubber.
1928 Katharine Hepburn makes her first New York stage appearance in 'Night Hostess.'
1940 The caves at Lascaux in France are discovered. They contain some of the earliest know art, dating back over 15,000 years. The prehistoric cave paintings (over 600) depict many large animals including aurochs, red deer, horses, stags, bison, etc.
1959 The TV show 'Bonanza' premiers. The frontier adventures of the Cartwright family, father, 3 sons and Chinese cook Hop Sing, on the 'Ponderosa' ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
1965 Norwood Fisher of the music group 'Fishbone' was born.
1966 The first episode (‘The Royal Flush’) of the 'The Monkees' aired on the NBC television network.
1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey closed.
1989 The pilot episode of the TV sitcom 'Chicken Soup' aired on ABC. Starring Jackie Mason and Lynn Redgrave as a Jewish man and an Irish-Catholic woman. It was canceled after 8 episodes.
2009 Norman Ernest Borlaug died (born March 25, 1914). American agronomist, Nobel Peace Prize winner for efforts to overcome world hunger. Developed the wheat/rye hybrid called 'triticale' with higher yield and protein content. (Triticale Trivia)
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