January 16 – Today’s Food History
International Hot & Spicy Food Day
Daily Trivia: People who are regality eat spicy food are considered pyro-gourmaniacs.
also: National Fig Newton Day
on this day in…
- 1868 William Davis, received a patent for a refrigerated railway car. First used to ship fish. Later ushering in the age of portable cold produced & foods.
- 1920 Prohibition began in the U.S., banning the sale of all alcoholic beverages. Allowances were made to produce wine for “religious purposes.”
- 1965 Searchers’ “Love Potion #9” peaks at #3
- 1958 A grasshopper plague causes serious damage across the state of Colorado & neighboring states. This “plagued” farmer’s crops; costing millions of dollars in damage.