December 2 – National Fritters Day
Today’s Food History
National Fritters Day
1885 George Richard Minot was born. An American physician, he was one of the developers of a raw-liver diet used to treat pernicious anemia.
1923 Maria Cecilia Sophia Anna Kalogeropoulos was born. Otherwise known as opera diva Maria Callas. She is a passionate recipe collector.
1970 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operations. William Ruckelhaus was the first director.
1995 Maria Telkes died. A Hungarian born American biophysicist & chemist, she was a pioneer in using solar energy in heating applications. Among other things, she developed a solar heated sea water distillation system and a solar powered stove.
2000 The music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ play their final concert in Chicago before breaking up.
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