This Day in Food History

National Frappe Day

1806 Ralph Wedgwood of England received the first patent for carbon paper.

1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes died. American physician, poet and humorist. Author of ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Professor of the Breakfast Table,’ ‘The Poet of the Breakfast Table,’ and ‘Over the Teacups.’


1950 Willis Haviland Carrier died. He invented the first practical air conditioner.

1956 Clarence Birdseye died in New York. In 1924, Clarence Birdseye, with the financial backing of Wetmore Hodges, William Gamage, Basset Jones, I.L. Rice and J.J. Barry, organized the General Seafood Corporation. The birth of the frozen food industry.

1962 ‘Sherry’ by the 4 Seasons is #1 on the charts