Five Food Finds about Apples:
- The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
- Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
- Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
- Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
- A medium apple is about 80 calories.
Today’s Food History
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1794 Sylvester Graham was born in West Suffield, Connecticut. He advocated vegetarianism, temperance and the use of coarse ground whole wheat (graham) flour. He also invented the Graham cracker in 1829.
1826 Joseph-Louis Proust Died. Proust was a French chemist. In 1799 he was the first to extract sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey.
1841 Thomas Cook hired a special excursion train between Leicester and Loughborough in England for a temperance meeting. The beginning of Thomas Cook & Son, the worldwide travel agency.
1942 Oskar Bolza died. German mathematician noted for his work on the reduction of hyperelliptic to elliptic integrals.
1958 ‘The Purple People Eater’ by Sheb Wooley is #1 on the charts.
1966 Large hailstones fell on Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. One hailstone measured 1 foot in diameter.
1996 The record catfish caught with rod and reel weighed 111 pounds and was caught in Tennesee.
1996 Dolly, a sheep, was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal.