National Mint Julep Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1783 The first daily American newspaper was published in Philadelphia, ‘The Pennsylvania Evening Post’

1848 William Young of Baltimore, Maryland received the first U.S. patent for an ice cream freezer.

1899 George Cook patented an automatic fishing device.

1908 Mel Blanc (Melvin Jerome Blanc) was born. Blanc was a voice actor for Warner Bros. (and other) cartoon characters. Some of the characters he ‘voiced’ include Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat.

1994 Baron Marcel Bich died. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949. (Pens are needed to write recipes and menus).