National Iced Tea Day

Today’s Food History

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1869 Frozen food was shipped long distance for the first time. Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans.

1943 Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen.

1952 Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that has gradually replaced cellophane. It is used as a food wrap in addition to many other non-food uses.

1965 Jimmy Chamberlain of the music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.

1971 ‘Want Ads’ by Honey Cone is #1 on the charts

1973 William Motter Inge died. An American playwright, he was the author of ‘Picnic’ which was also filmed in 1956.

1985 A ‘Most Embarrassing Moment’: Coca Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the New Coke nobody wanted.

1990 Burger King began using Newman’s Own Salad Dressings