Events of September 17

Today’s Food History

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1630 Boston, Massachusetts was founded. Nickname, ‘Bean Town.’

1836 Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu died. A French botanist whose ideas formed the foundation of a natural plant classification system.

1900 Hotelier John Willard Marriott was born. Beginning with Hot Shoppe restaurants, then airline catering, and then motels, Marriott built his business into one of the largest, fastest growing, and most profitable hotel and restaurant businesses in the U.S.

1997 ‘Honey’ by Mariah Carey is #1 on the charts