June 17 – Today’s Food History
National Apple Strudel Day
Today’s Food History
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1239 King Edward I of England was born (ruled 1272-1307). His coronation feast included 278 bacon hogs, 450 pigs, 440 oxen, 430 sheep and 22,600 hens and capons.
1862 W.H. Fancher and C.M. French patented an unusual plow/gun combination.
1870 George Cormack, the creator of Wheaties cereal, was born.
1872 George M. Hoover arrived in Dodge City. He was the second settler there, and opened the first business, a saloon of course. Whisky was 25 cents.
1903 Ruth Graves Wakefield was born. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.
1978 ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32 on the charts.