Today in Food History
• National S'Mores Day
• St. Lawrence of Rome Day, patron of cooks, protector of vineyards
• UK: [Afternoon Tea Week] (Aug 9-15, 2021) A celebration of the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea.
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1814 Henri Nestle was born (died July 7, 1890). In 1867 he invented an infant formula, farine lactee, a substitute breast milk for infants unable to breast feed. He sold the company in 1875. The company kept the Nestle name, and later expanded its products to include chocolate and condensed milk. (Condensed Milk Trivia)
1821 Missouri was admitted as the 24th State.
(Missouri Food Trivia & Facts)
1833 Chicago, Illinois, was incorporated as a village, its population was about 200. (Chicago Trivia & Facts)
1859 Boston, Massachusetts appointed the first Inspector of Milk in the U.S. (law passed on April 6, 1859). Contaminated milk was a serious health hazard at the time.
1876 Charles Elme Francatelli died (born 1805). Italian chef - cheif cook to Queen Victoria. Author of 'The Modern Cook' (1845), ‘A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes' (1852).
1889 Dan Rylands patented a screw cap for bottles. He was employed at the Hope Glass Works, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
1897 In Germany, Dr. Felix Hoffmann created the first chemically pure form of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). (see also Feb 27, 1900).
1920 Vermont Maple Syrup Co. registered "Vermont Maid" trademark (a blend of cane and maple syrup).
(Maple Syrup Trivia -- Maple Syrup History)
1947 Ian Anderson of the music group 'Jethro Tull' was born.
1998 Massena 'Andy' Gump died. Inventor and portable toilet king of Southern California.
2001 The movie 'American Pie 2' opened in U.S. theatres.
2003 A new record hot day in Britain. Faversham, Kent recorded the highest temperature to date of 101.3°F (38.5°C).