Today’s Food History

National Cookie Day

1783 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.

1786 National Grange was founded. It was the first organized agricultural movement in the U.S.

1812 The power mower was patented.

1864 John Fowler died. An English Engineer, he invented the steam-hauled plow and several other special use plows.

1942 Chris Hillman of the music group ‘Flying Burrito Brothers’ was born.

1970 Cesar Chavez was jailed in California for refusing to cancel a United Farm Workers lettuce boycott.

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