SEPTEMBER 16
Today in Food History

• National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

• National Guacamole Day
  (Guacamole Recipes  --  Avocado Trivia & Facts)

• National Play-Doh Day (Play-Doh was originally created as a wallpaper cleaner).

• Feast of St. Cornelius, patron of cattle, domestic animals.
• St. Ludmila, patron of in-law problems.

• National Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept 16-22, 2018) [Nat'l Education Ctr for Agricultural Safety]

• 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:

1380 Charles V of France Died.
* It was Charles V who commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, 'Le Viandier'.
* Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign
* Some believe that he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms.

1736 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit died (born May 24, 1686). Fahrenheit was a German physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature scale thermometer. It was the first thermometer to use mercury instead of alcohol, which also extended the temperature range of  thermometers.

1835 Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos islands aboard the HMS Beagle. The unique fauna he observed on the various islands there helped in forming his theory of natural selection.

1893 At noon the Cherokee Strip Land Run began. It was Oklahoma's 4th and largest land run, with 100,000 participants competing for 40,000 homesteads on 6 million acres of land.

1903 Luther Crowell died (born Sept 7, 1840). He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.(U.S. Patent No. 123,811, Feb 20, 1872)

1916 Prohibition goes into effect in Ontario, Canada.
(Prohibition Trivia)

1919 Marvin P. Middlemark was born (died Sept 14, 1989). American inventor, he invented the 'Rabbit Ear' TV antenna in 1953 in Rego Park (Queens), New York, and among other minor inventions, a water powered potato peeler.

1947 The first aluminum foil, Reynolds Metals 'Reynolds Wrap' goes on sale. (Aluminum Trivia & Facts)

1987 The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed. The international treaty was designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of most substances responsible for ozone depletion, such as CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons).
 

 

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