Today’s Food History
National Cotton Candy Day
1863 Richard Warren Sears was born. He developed his mail-order jewelry business (1886) into the Sears Roebuck & Company. By 1894 the Sears catalog was 507 pages.
1904 Clarence Nash was born. The original voice of Donald Duck.
1909 Leo Hendrik Baekeland was issued a patent for ‘Bakelite,’ the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves, and distributor caps for car engines are examples.
1926 The Electrolux Servel Corp. received the first U.S. patent for a household refrigerator cooled by a sealed gas refrigerant.
2006 The Hard Rock Cafes and Casinos were purchased by Florida’s Seminole American Indian Tribe.
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