July 29 – Today’s Food History
Events of July 29
Today’s Food History
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1796 Walter Hunt was born. He invented the first safety pin in 1849, which he called a ‘dress pin.’
1878 Don Marquis, American journalist and poet was born. He wrote ‘archy and mehitabel,’ a book of poems written by a cockroach who couldn’t use the shift key.
1914 Baron Marcel Bich was born. French inventor of the Bic Pen in 1949.
1974 Mama Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas) died today in London. The rumor that she choked to death on a ham sandwich is not true. She actually died of a heart attack.
1977 Buffalo, New York declared this day ‘Chicken Wing Day’ in honor of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, created by Teressa Bellissimo in October, 1964. Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends for a midnight snack.
1984 Fred Waring, musician, died. Frederick Osius worked on improving the electric blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed its development, in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. The Waring Blender (originally called the Miracle Mixer) debuted in 1937 and sold for $29.75. By 1954 one million Waring Blendors had been sold.