National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Today’s Food History

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1886 Coca-Cola was created by Dr. John Pemberton.

1900 Charles Elton was born.  Elton was an English biologist who first developed the idea of a ‘food chain.’

1848 A huge upstream ice jam stopped almost all water flow over Niagara Falls (both American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls) for several hours.  You could actually walk out into the riverbed below the falls.

1903 Gustavus Franklin Swift died.  Founder of the meat-packing business Swift & Co., the inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship ‘dressed’ beef to eastern markets instead of live animals.

1980 Walter H. Deubener died. He owned the S.S. Kresge grocery store in St. Paul, Minnesota and invented the handled grocery bag.