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DECEMBER 8 - Today in Food History

• National Brownie Day
  (Brownie Trivia  ---  Brownie Recipes)

• [National Handwashing Awareness Week]
  (Dec 3-9, 2023)

On this day in:

1765 Eli Whitney was born. Inventor of the cotton gin, but more important he developed the concept of mass producing interchangeable parts.

1841 James Harvey Logan was born (died July 16, 1928). American lawyer and horticulturist. He developed the Loganberry, a cross between a red raspberry and a wild blackberry.

1845 Willard Legrand Bundy was born (died Jan 19, 1907).  Received the first U.S. patent for a time recording clock (patent no. 393,205).

1894 Elzie Crisler Segar was born (died Oct 13, 1938). Creator of the spinach loving Popeye the Sailor Man.
(Spinach Trivia & Statistics  ---  Spinach Recipes)
(Spinach Quotes)

1896 John T. White was issued U.S. patent No. 572,849 for an improved lemon squeezer.

Royal Baking Powder

1899 Joseph Christoffel Hoagland died (born June 19, 1841).  Co-founder of Royal Baking Powder Company in 1866 with his brother Cornelius Hoagland.
(Baking Powder Facts & Tips)

1925 The Marx Brothers 'The Cocoanuts' opened on Broadway.

1941 'Moonlight Cocktail' was recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

1963 'The Girl Who Came to Supper' opened on Broadway.

1976 'Hotel California' was released by The Eagles. One of the best selling albums of all time. (A vinyl album is what we had before CDs).

1982 'Maneater' by Daryl Hall & John Oates is #1 on the charts.

2006 A smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in Nevada goes into effect.

2021 At the annual Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia, where breeders compete for nearly $66 million in prize money, more than 40 camels were disqualified from a camel beauty pageant after getting Botox injections, facelifts and other cosmetic enhancements.


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