September 21 – Today’s Food History
Events of September 21
Today’s Food History
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1756 John Loudon McAdam was born. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
1760 Olof Swartz was born. A Swedish botanist who collected plants in Jamaica and Hispaniola, and published several books on the plants of the Caribbean.
1937 J.R.R. Tolkein’s ‘The Hobbit’ was published. Hobbits were well known as both gourmets and gourmands.
1961 Earle Dickson died. He invented Band-Aids for his wife, who had frequent kitchen accidents, cutting or burning herself. He worked for Johnson & Johnson, who soon began manufacturing Band-Aids.
1971 Coca Cola introduced the plastic bottle.