June 19 – Today’s Food History
National Martini Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)
1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room of Wilcox’s Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
1941 General Mills introduced ‘Cherioats.’ The name was changed to ‘Cherrios’ in 1945.
1978 Garfield, the lasagna eating cat was born. He was brought into this world by cartoonist Jim Davis.
1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream introduced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
1993 English author William Golding died. His first novel was ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1954).