National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1843 Napoleon E. Guerin received the first U.S. patent for an egg incubator.  He also was the first to patent a life preserver.

1858 Hyman Lipman patented the first pencil with an eraser attached.

1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduced the first railroad dining car.

1911 Ellen Swallow Richards died.  She was one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.

1945 Eric ‘Slowhand’ Clapton, singer & songwriter was born.  A member of the rock groups the Yardbirds and Cream.

1987 ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh is sold to a Japanese buyer for $39.9 million.  There has been some controversy on whether it is possibly a fake.  During the 1990s more than 2 dozen Van Gogh’s have been labeled as fakes or copies.  Vincent Van Gogh was also born on this day in 1853.

1997 ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls is #1 on the charts