May 31 – Today’s Food History
Posted on May 31, 2011
National Macaroon Day
Today’s Food History
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1744 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died. An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.
1790 The first U.S. copyright law was signed by George Washington.
1836 The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened in New York City.
1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for ‘flaked cereal’ (corn flakes). It was his brother Will Keith Kellogg who became rich & famous by marketing the new cereal commercially. 1892 Lea & Perrins label was trademarked.
1974 Adelle Davis died. Nutritionist, and author of ‘Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.’ She promoted many theories that have been labeled as unfounded and dangerous by the medical community.
1980 Cook’s magazine begins publication. Christopher Kimball is the publisher.
1983 Jack Dempsey died. Regarded as one of the greatest boxers, he held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. He then became a successful restaurateur in New York City.