April 8 – Today’s Food History
National Empanada Day
1513 Ponce de Leon landed in Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth. He thought it was just another island of the Bahamas. (Sources vary on date from April 2 to April 8)
Today’s Food History
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1862 John D. Lynde of Philadelphia patented the first aerosol dispenser.
1873 Alfred Paraf received a patent for the first commercially viable margarine manufacturing process.
1879 The Echo Farms Dairy of New York began selling milk in glass bottles, the first in the U.S.
1946 ‘Catfish’ Hunter, baseball pitcher, was born.
1992 Benjamin Eisenstadt died. He invented the artificial sweetener, ‘Sweet ‘n Low’ (granulated saccharin and dextrose).