March 24 – Today’s Food History
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Today’s Food History
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1765 The British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required American colonists to provide temporary quarters, food, drink, etc. to British troops stationed in their towns.
1896 Clement Hardy received a patent for the rotary disk plow.
1989 The worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred as the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, and eventually leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil. The effects on wildlife and fish was devastating.
1990 Cookery book author Jane Grigson died at age 61.