SEPTEMBER 7 - Today in Food History
- Salami Day
- National Napoleon Day
- National Acorn Squash Day
- New England Apple Day
- National Fight Procrastination Day was Yesterday
- St. Gratus of Aosta, protector of vineyards
- St. Regina, patron of shepherdesses
On this day in:
1840 Luther Crowell was born. He invented a machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
1847 Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond.
1912 David Packard was born. Founder with William Hewlett of the Hewlett Packard Company. Before they became famous for computers and printers etc., some of their early inventions were an automatic urinal flusher and a weight loss shock machine!
1971 The final episode of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' TV show is aired.
2002 A new record for largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was set in Oklahoma. 350 pounds of peanut butter and 144 pounds of jelly. (see Peanut Butter and Jelly Trivia for details)