National Cake Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1836 John Loudon McAdam died. He invented macadam pavement for roads. The Macadamia Nut was named for him.
  • 1867 J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier was born. He invented the first practical air conditioner.
  • 1915 W. Atlee Burpee died. Founder of the world’s largest mail-order seed company in 1876.
  • 1922 Charles M. Schulz was born. American cartoonist, best known for the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
  • 1942‘Casablanca’, the movie, premiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1968 Rock group Cream’s last concert (Albert Hall).
  • 1991 Japan agrees to stop using drift nets in commercial fishing.
  • 2002 Verne H. Winchell died. Founder of Winchell’s Donuts in 1948; known as ‘The Donut King.’