Events of September 20

Today’s Food History

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1842 Sir James Dewar was born. He invented the ‘Dewar Flask,’ the original ‘thermos bottle’.

1859 George B. Simpson patented the electric range.

1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’ was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.

1890 Blues musician ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton was born.

1969 ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by the Archies hits Number 1 on the charts.