Today in Food History
• Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve
• National Caramel Apple Day
On this day in:
1826 Noah Cushing was issued a patent for a threshing and winnowing machine.
1831 Carl von Voit was born. German physiologist whose work on metabolism helped establish modern nutritional science.
1864 Nevada became the 36th State.
(Nevada Food Trivia & Facts)
1888 Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop was issued a patent for pneumatic bicycle tires.
1905 Joseph H. Campbell Co. registered 'Campbell's' trademark for baked beans (first used in 1898).
1917 Patience Gray, British cookery writer, was born. ’Plats Du Jour’ (1957), ‘Honey From A Weed’ (1986)
1920 Justice Oliver Wendell Homes handed down the decision of the Supreme Court, which upheld trademark violations for The ‘Coca-Cola Company’ against 'The Koke Company of America'. (Coca Cola Trivia & Facts)
1926 Harry Houdini (Erich Weisz) died (born March 24, 1874). Legendary magician, illusionist and escape artist, he died from peritonitis after a ruptured appendix.
1950 John Candy was born. Canadian comedian and actor, member of 'The Second City' comedy troupe.
1981 Dunkin' Donuts opened its first store in Thailand.
1982 Waverley Root died in Paris at age 79. Cookbook and food author ('The Food of France' (1959, 'The Food of Italy' (1971), 'Paris Dining Guide' (1969), 'Eating in America: A History' (1976), etc.)
2007 David Tallichet, founder of Specialty Restaurants Corp, died (born Dec 20, 1922). A former WW II pilot, many of the restaurants have aviation themes, or are located on prime waterfront or hilltop properties. (I was Executive Chef at one of his restaurants, 'Britanny Hill' in Denver, Colorado in the 1980s - Chef James)
2011 The United Nations reported that the world population had reached 7 billion. (Population Trivia)