October 16 – Today’s Food History
This Day in Food History
World Food Day
National Liqueur Day
St. Gall, patron of geese and poultry.
1829 The Tremont Hotel opened in Boston. It was the first modern hotel in the U.S. Rooms were $2 per day with meals included.
1939 ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ opened on Broadway.
1945 World Food Day. The founding day of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
1962 ‘Flea’ (Michael Peter Balzary) was born. Bass player for the music group ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers.’
1986 The largest northern pike weighed over 55 pounds and was caught in Germany.