November 26 – National Cake Day
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.’