October 19 – Today’s Food History
This Day in Food History
National Seafood Bisque Day
1688 William Cheselden was born. An English surgeon and teacher, he was one of the first to describe the role of saliva in digestion.
1917 In France, Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance made the first doughnuts for homesick U.S. soldiers. The doughnuts became a symbol of the spirit of the Salvation Army’s work to ease the hardship of WW I soldiers on the frontline.
1937 ‘Woman’s Day’ magazine began publishing.
1962 Boxer Evander Holyfield was born. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. Tyson was disqualified.