March 17 – Today’s Food History
National Artichoke Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
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.