September 15 – Today’s Food History
Posted on September 15, 2011
Events of September 15
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1885 Jumbo, an African elephant exhibited by in France, the London Zoo, and finally in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, died after being hit by a locomotive in Ontario, Canada. Jumbo was supposedly 12 feet tall at the time of his death.
1898 William S. Burroughs died. An American inventor, Burroughs invented and manufactured the first adding machine with a printer.
1962 The Four Seasons ‘Sherry’ hits number 1 on the charts.
1965 Green Acres TV show debuted.
1971 Greenpeace founded.
1981 The USDA announced that ketchup could be counted as a vegetable in the school lunch program.
1995 Tan M&Ms are replaced by the new blue M&Ms. The tan ones originally replaced violet M&Ms in 1949.