National Poundcake Day

Today’s Food History

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1634 Samuel Cole supposedly opened the first tavern in the U.S., in Boston. What took so long?

1792 Samuel Slocum was born. He invented a machine to make pins with solid heads and a machine for sticking the pins in a paper holder for sale.

1792 Oranges were supposedly introduced to Hawaii.

1927 Ira Remsen died. An American chemist, co-discoverer (with Constantine Fahlberg) of saccharin, the artificial sweetener. (The FDA has required warning labels, since 1972, on products using saccharin because it is a suspected carcinogen).

1994 John Candy died. Canadian comedian and actor, member of ‘The Second City’ comedy troupe.