Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1874 John Bachman died. A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America. He also published his own works on botany, agriculture and southern animals.
- 1924 Abe Vigoda was born. American character actor. One of his well known TV characters was ‘Fish’ on ‘Barney Miller’.
- 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. No more brushing your teeth with hog hair!
- 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
- 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.
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