Today in Food History
- National Apple Dumpling Day
- National Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept 15-21, 2013)
- UK: National Cupcake Week (Sept 16-22, 2013)
- Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight (Sept 7-22, 2013)
On this day in:
1630 Boston, Massachusetts was founded. Nickname, 'Bean Town.'
1836 Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu died. A French botanist whose ideas formed the foundation of a natural plant classification system.
1872 Phillip Pratt of Massachusetts received the first U.S. patent (No. 131,370) for an automatic sprinkler system.
1899 Charles A. Pillsbury, flour magnate, died (born Dec 3, 1842).
1900 Hotelier John Willard Marriott was born. Beginning with Hot Shoppe restaurants, then airline catering, and then motels, Marriott built his business into one of the largest, fastest growing, and most profitable hotel and restaurant businesses in the U.S.
1997 'Honey' by Mariah Carey is #1 on the charts.