May 24 – Today’s Food History
National Escargot Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was born. He developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale, and invented the mercury thermometer.
1883 Gabriel Gustav Valentin died. This German-Swiss physiologist was the first to discover the digestive activity of pancreatic juice. (Oh Boy!).
1883 The Brooklyn Bridge opened. It took 14 years to build at a cost of $18 million, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
1893 The Anti-Saloon League was founded by Howard H. Russell at Oberlin, Ohio.
1929 The first Marx Brothers film, ‘Cocoanuts’ premiered.
1941 Robert Allen Zimmerman was born.
1945 The first Food-O-Mat was installed in a Grand Union Company store in New Jersey
1976 In Paris, two California wines won top honors at a blind wine tasting by the best of France’s wine experts. The French were shocked, and the wine world was changed forever.
2007 Kelly Jo Dowd died. She was one of the original ‘Hooters’ Girls’ at the first Hooters’ restaurant which opened in 1983 in Clearwater Florida.