July 18 – Today’s Food History
National Caviar Day
Events of July 18
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1867 36 inches of rain fell in 36 hours at Sauk Center, Minnesota.
1892 Thomas Cook died. In 1841 Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
1936 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is invented. It is a giant hot dog on wheels. Invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, it was built by General Body Company at Chicago, Illinois. There are now a fleet of six.
1949 Wally Bryson of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.
1968 ‘Grazing In The Grass’ by Hugh Masekela is #1 on the charts
1994 Crayola introduced scented crayons.