National Artichoke Day

Today’s Food History

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1751 Anders Dahl was born. A renowned Swedish botanist, the Dahlia flower was named for him.

1845 Stephen Perry received a patent for the rubber band. It was made from vulcanized rubber.

1864 Work began on a 2 mile long, 5 foot diameter, water supply tunnel for Chicago. It was completed in 1867.

1944 John Sebastian of the music group ‘Loving Spoonful’ was born.

1958 The Champs’ ‘Tequila’ was number 1 on the music charts.

1967 Billy Corgan of the music group ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.