National Baklava Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1749 Nicolas Appert was born.¬† Appert was a French cook and inventor who developed the method of preserving food that we call canning. He originally used glass jars sealed with wax and reinforced with wire.
  • 1869 The Suez Canal opened, linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 1967‘Incense And Peppermints’ by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the charts
  • 1988 Wal-Mart opened its first Super Center at Wheeler, Oklahoma. It carries fresh meat, produce, dairy products, and baked goods, in addition to other standard supermarket products and discount store merchandise.
  • 1996 The World Food Summit concluded. Delegates promised full efforts to ease world hunger.