August 2 – Today’s Food History
Events of August 2
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1861 The first U.S. national income tax is passed to aid the Union war effort.
1887 Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire. The beginning of the end of open range in the Old West.
1963 Eric Clapton leaves the ‘Roosters’ to form the band ‘Casey Jones and the Engineers.’
1980 The oldest known goldfish in Great Britain, Frederica, died at the age of 40.
2002 A jury awarded $120 million to 17 bakery workers who sued Interstate Brands for racial discrimination.