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SEPTEMBER 20
Today in Food History

• National Rum Punch Day (Punch Recipes)
• St. Eustace's Day, patron of hunters.

• Nat’l Farm Safety & Health Week (Sept 18-24, 2016)
  [Nat'l Education Center for Agricultural Safety]
• Canada: National Organic Week (Sept 17-25, 2016)
The largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across Canada.
• UK: National Cupcake Week (Sept 19-25, 2016)
• UK: British Food Fortnight (Sept 17 - Oct 2, 2016))

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1519 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Spain with 5 ships, in search of a western route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. After sailing around the tip of South American, Magellan was killed on an island in the Philippines. One of the ships eventually reached the Spice Islands and continued sailing west, reaching Spain on Sept 6, 1522. The first ship to circumnavigate the globe.

1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the 'Dewar Flask,' the original 'thermos bottle'.

1859 George B. Simpson received U.S. patent No. 25,532 for an "electroheater" which could be used for heating or boiling water, etc.

1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, 'The Jungle,' was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.

1888 David Marine was born (died Nov 6, 1976). An American pathologist whose research on the treatment of goitre with iodine led to the iodizing of table salt.

1890
Blues musician 'Jelly Roll' Morton was born.

1891 August Schell died. He founded the August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1860.

1943 Xavier Marcel Boulestin died (born 1878). French chef, restaurateur, cookbook author. He was also the first TV chef, appearing on the BBC in 1937-1939 in 'Cook's Night Out'.

1969 'Sugar, Sugar' by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.

2002 William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin' Donuts died (born June 10, 1916).  [The Dunkin' Donuts website lists his date of death as Sept 22, but numerous newspapers and others list Sept 20].
 

 

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