Today’s Food History
National Vinegar Day
“A day to reflect on the years gone by”
1600 The British East India Company was incorporated by royal charter. It was created to compete in the East Indian spice trade.
1841 Alabama becomes the first state to issue dental licenses.
1853 A New Years Eve dinner party for 21 scientists was held inside a life size model of an Iguanodon dinosaur on the grounds of the Crystal palace in London. Sculpture Benjamin W. Hawkins had teamed up with paleontologist Richard Owen to create more than 2 dozen lifesize models of dinosaurs for a special exhibit.
1879 Thomas Alva Edison made the first public demonstration of his electric light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1917 Sugar rationing began in Britain as a result of WW I
1929 Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as their New Years Eve song for the first time.
1938 The Harger ‘Drunkometer’, the first alcohol breath testing device, was introduced in Indiana.
1977 ‘Bubbling Brown Sugar’ closed at the ANTA Playhouse in NYC after 766 performances.
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