National Cheese Doodle Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1558 Francisco Fernandes supposedly introduced smoking tobacco to Europe.
1836 Charles Goodnight was born. He is said to have devised the first ‘chuck wagon’ from an Army wagon in the 1850s or 1860s, with various shelves and compartments for food, equipment, utensils, medical supplies, etc.
1868 C.H. Gould of Birminghom, England patented a stapler. (Countless staplers have been patented).
1893 Emmett J. Culligan was born. He was the founder of the water treatment company that carries his name. (“Hey, Culligan Man!”)
1910 Momofuku Ando was born in Taiwan. Mr. Ando was the founder of Nissin Food Products, and invented ‘Instant Ramen’ noodles.
1965 ‘Pepper’ Martin, baseball player died.
1991 Patent # 5,000,000 was issued to Lonnie O. Ingram of the University of Florida. The patent was for a genetically engineered form of the E. coli bacterium that converts plant material into ethanol.
Point to Ponder: If this bacterium escaped to the wild, and ended up in your stomach, would you get drunk if you ate some vegetables?