June 21 – Today’s Food History
National Peaches and Cream Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1834 Cyrus McCormick received a patent for the first practical mechanical reaper.
1893 The first Ferris Wheel opened at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Invented by George Washington Ferris, it had 36 cars and carried 60 passengers 264 feet high.
1933 A barge loaded with grain arrived in New Orleans to complete the first Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico barge trip.