September 18 – Today’s Food History
Events of September 18
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1709 Samuel Johnson, dictionary author, was born. I have read somewhere that he served his cat fresh shucked oysters.
1851 The first edition of the New York Times was published.
1883 Elmer Maytag was born. Founder of the Maytag Co., washing machine manufacturer. One of his descendants was Fred Maytag II, whose Maytag Dairy Farms manufactures Maytag Blue Cheese.
1990 A 500 pound, 6 foot high Hershey Chocolate Kiss was put on display at Times Square in New York City.