Events of August 8

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1899 A.T. Marshall of Brockton, Massachusetts patented the refrigerator.

1927 Alfalfa was born on this day. Actually, it was Carl Switzer who played Alfalfa in the ‘Our Gang’ short film series.

1983 Rolla N. Harger died. A biochemist, he invented the first successful test machine for blood alcohol content, the Drunkometer, in 1931.

1988 ‘Kid Chocolate’ (Elgio Saldana) died. He became Cuba’s first world boxing champion in 1931 after defeating Benny Bass for the Jr. Lightweight Championship.

2006 Krispy Kreme donuts opened its first Asian outlet in Hong Kong.