Events of August 19

Today’s Food History

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1851 Charles E. Hires was born. Manufacturer and inventor of Hires Root Beer.

1856 Gail Borden was granted a patent for a process to make condensed milk, which he developed in 1853.

1887 Spencer Fullerton Baird died. An American naturalist and zoologist, he was the second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

1947 J. Arens and D. van Villages synthesized vitamin A.

1996 Miss Universe was told to lose 27 pounds or lose her crown.