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JULY 28 - Today in Food History

• National Milk Chocolate Day
  (Chocolate Trivia  ---  Chocolate Quotes)

[National Salad Week] (July 23-29, 2023 - 4th week in July)  (Salad Recipes)

On this day in:

1586 The potato was introduced to England. It is claimed that Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to England on this day. [Some sources give December 3 as the date]. (Potato Trivia & Facts  ---  Potato Recipes)
(Potato Quotes)

1852 Andrew Jackson Downing died. An American horticulturist, he was the author of 'The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America' (1845) and editor of the 'Horticulturist' periodical.

1866 The metric system was authorized to standardize weights and measures in the U.S. [Authorized, yes, but we still don't use it very much]. (Weights & Measures)

1896 Miami, Florida was officially incorporated as a city, population about 300.
(Florida Food Trivia  --  Florida Food Festivals)

1900 One of the many claims to the origin of the hamburger, is that Louis Lassing (or Lassen) first served hamburgers on a bun in his diner in New Haven, Connecticut. (Hamburger Trivia  ---  Hamburger Quotes)
(100 Hamburger Variations)

1907 Earl S. Tupper was born (died Oct 5, 1983). The inventor of Tupperware. (Tupperware makes the containers used to conduct mold and bacterial experiments in the back of refrigerator shelves).

1973 Hyatt Robert von Dehn died (born May 21, 1915).  Built the Hyatt House motel near, Los Angeles International Airport in 1953, believed to be the world's first airport hotel. (Sold to Jay A. Pritzker, on September 27, 1957).  (See also Aug 26, 1922).

1977 At 11:02 p.m. the first oil from Prudhoe Bay arrived at Valdez in the trans-Alaskan pipeline. It took 38 days to travel the 800 miles.

1989 A record Atlantic halibut was caught with rod and reel weighing over 255 pounds. It was caught in Gloucester, Massachusetts by Sonny Manley.
(Halibut Trivia & Facts  ---  Halibut Recipes)

1996 Roger Tory Peterson died (born August 28, 1908). American ornithologist and environmentalist; he wrote & illustrated 'A Field Guide to Birds' (1934) which increased public interest in the study of birds.


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