May 23 – Today’s Food History
Posted on May 23, 2011
National Taffy Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1707 Carolus Linnaeus was born. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the 2 name or binomial system for defining and naming plants.
1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.
1868 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, died. His last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”
1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.
1960 Georges Claude died. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
1968 ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.