Today’s Food History
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1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert died. He proved that Apple pie was irrational. Oops – never mind – that was ‘pi’ that he proved was an irrational number.
1843 Melville Reuben Bissell was born. Bissell invented the carpet sweeper in 1876.
1879 The Cream Separator was patented.
1974 It is first reported that freon from aerosol cans is destroying the ozone layer above the earth.
1976 The largest dolphin caught with rod and reel weighed 87 pounds. It was caught off the coast of Costa Rica.
1985 William Cumming Rose died. An American biochemist, he researched amino acids, and established the importance of the 8 essential amino acids in human nutrition.