JULY 14 - Today in Food History
• National Grand Marnier Day (History of Grand Marnier)
• National Mac and Cheese Day (Mac & Cheese Recipes)
• Cow Appreciation Day (July 14, 2020 - 2nd Tues in July) POSTPONED FOR 2020 - NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED. Wear something 'cow-like' and get a free entree at [Chick-fil-A] restaurants. (Cow Trivia & Facts)
• [Spain: Fiesta de San Fermin] - Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain (July 6-14, 2020) CANCELED FOR 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
• [World Kebab Day] (July 14, 2020)
On this day in:
1850 At the Mansion House in Apalachicola, Louisiana, Dr. John Gorrie demonstrated the first refrigerated ice-making machine in the U.S., producing brick-sized blocks of ice. Gorrie received a patent for the machine on May 6, 1851.
1853 The first World's Fair in the U.S. opened in New York.
1857 Frederick Louis Maytag was born. One of the founders of a farm implement company in Newton, Iowa. In 1907 the company began producing the Maytag washing machine to make up for the seasonal nature of the farm equipment sales. Fred Maytag II began making Maytag Blue Cheese in the 1940s. (Maytag Trivia)
1895 Rudolph Boysen was born (died Nov 25, 1950). California horticulturist, he developed the boysenberry, a raspberry-blackberry hybrid in 1923.
1906 Tom Carvel was born. Inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of Carvel ice cream chain. (Ice Cream Trivia)
1946 Dr. Bejnamin Spock's best selling 'Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care' was published.
1948 Harry Brearley died. Brearley was an English metallurgist who invented stainless steel in 1913.
1986 Raymond Loewy died. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle.
(Coca-Cola Trivia and Facts)
1990 A new world’s record cherry pie was baked in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada. There are 2 conflicting years and weights found on various websites. 1990: 37,740 pounds and 1992: 39,683 pounds. I haven't been able to determine which is correct or if Oliver set both of the records. (Cherry Pie Recipes -- Cherry Trivia)
1998 Richard McDonald died. One of the brothers who founded the original McDonald's restaurant. He also designed the golden arches logo.
(McDonald Brothers Bio -- McDonald’s Trivia)
2020 Coronavirus: California rolls back reopening, orders closure of indoor indoor activities - restaurants, bars, movie theaters, malls, museums, etc. as coronavirus cases surge; Los Angeles and San Diego schools will not have in-person classes in the fall, but will resume online classes; Florida has more coronavirus cases than most countries in the world; Some soft drinks may be hard to find because of an aluminum can shortage due to high demand for products consumed at home; U.S. Coronavirus cases more than 3,479,480 with over 138,245 deaths; Global cases more than 13,236,250 with over 575,540 deaths.