National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1800 Chicken Marengo was supposedly created by Napoleon’s Swiss chef to commemorate the occasion of Napoleon’s victory over the Austrians in the Battle of Marengo on this day.

1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patented his reaping machine.

1972 The EPA banned DDT in the USA. DDT residue is still found in some foods grown in the U.S. in 2002.

1988 Unusual uses for peanut butter sandwiches: In New Jersey, students in a school were kept in an extra 45 minutes by a six-foot black bear that had wandered into the playground. They kept it at bay by tossing out peanut butter sandwiches until the game warden arrived to take him away.

1994 Henry Mancini died. Oscar winning music composer, he wrote many songs and film scores, including the score for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s