Events of August 11

Today’s Food History

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1858 Christiaan Eijkman was born. A Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet (a lack of vitamin B1), which eventually led to the discovery of vitamins.

1874 Harry S. Parmelee of New Haven, Connecticut patented the sprinkler head.

1949 Eric Carmen of the music group ‘The Raspberries’ was born.

1962 Booker T and the MG’s released their instrumental single ‘Green Onions’.

1992 The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was the largest shopping mall in the U.S.