May 6 – Today’s Food History
National Crepe Suzette Day
Today’s Food History
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1806 Chapin Aaron Harris was born. He was cofounder of the first dental school in the world, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
1833 John Deere developed the first steel plow.
1851 John Gorrie patented an ice making machine, the first U.S. patent for a mechanical refrigerator.
1862 Henry David Thoreau Died. American author, philosopher, and naturalist. Author of ‘Walden; or, Life in the Woods.’
1898 Daniel Gerber of baby food fame was born.
1905 Toots Shor, restaurateur was born.
1940 John Steinbeck receives the Pulitzer Prize for his novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’
1959 Icelandic gunboats fired on British trawlers during their ‘Cod War’ over fishing rights