National Grand Marnier Day

Events of July 14

Today’s Food History

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1850 The first demonstration of a refrigerated ice-making machine. Dr. John Gorrie received a patent for the machine on May 6, 1851. (Quite a few doctors and pharmacists invented some very practical and popular products in the 19th century).

1857 Frederick Louis Maytag was born. One of the founders of a farm implement company in Newton, Iowa. In 1907 the company began producing the Maytag washing machine to make up for the seasonal nature of the farm equipment sales. Fred Maytag II began making Maytag Blue Cheese in the 1940s.

1986 Raymond Loewy died. An American design engineer, he designed the Coca Cola bottle.

1998 Richard McDonald died. One of the brothers who founded the original McDonald’s restaurant. He also designed the golden arches logo.