April 17 – Today’s Food History
National Cheeseball Day
Today’s Food History
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1629 The first horses were imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1790 Benjamin Franklin died. American diplomat, publisher, inventor, etc. Among his inventions were the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He also published ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’
1810 Lewis M. Norton of Troy, Pennsylvania was issued the first U.S. patent for pineapple cheese.
1917 The first Del Monte brand national advertisement appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
1937 Daffy Duck makes his debut appearance in ‘Porky,s Duck Hunt’
1996 Arnold Neustadter Died. He was the inventor of the Rolodex rotating card file.