Events of September 22

Today’s Food History

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1777 John Bartram died. An American botanist, and considered the ‘father of American botany,’ he established a botanical garden in Philadelphia in 1728.

1877 Victor Shelford was born. An American zoologist and ecologist, he was one of the first to treat ecology as a separate science. He was active and influential in several ecological organizations, including the Nature Conservancy formed in 1951.

1903 Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time. (The patent was granted on December 15).

1955 The first British commercial TV station began broadcasting. The first advertisement was for Gibbs SR toothpaste.

1967 The Queen Mary began her last Atlantic crossing.

1982 First Farm Aid Concert was held at Champaign, Illinois.

2002 William Rosenberg founder of Dunkin’ Donuts died.

2003 Actor Gordon Jump died. The ‘Matag Repairman’ in commercials, also Arthur Carlson on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’