March 20 – Today’s Food History
National Ravioli Day
Today’s Food History
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1602 The Dutch East India Company was established and the Netherlands granted it a monopoly on trade with Asia.
1727 Sir Isaac Newton died. The story is that an apple falling on his head inspired his theory of universal gravitation. The apple is thought to have been the green skinned ‘Flower of Kent’ variety.
1932 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov Died. Ivanov was a Soviet biologist. Others had previously shown it was possible to artificially inseminate domestic animals, Ivanov developed the practical procedures in 1901. Initially working with horses, by the early 1930s the procedure was being used on other farm animals.
1941 ‘All That Meat And No Potatoes’ was recorded by jazz musician Fats Waller.