Also, on this day in 1737 Antoine Augustin Parmentier was born (died Dec 13, 1813). French agronomist. Promoted the potato as a food source and instrumental in gaining its acceptance in France.
In 1801 John Cadbury was born. Founder of Cadbury Chocolate Company.
In 1913 The National Biscuit Co. (Nabisco) registered the “Oreo” trademark (introduced in 1912).
In 1930 Clarence Birdseye received a patent for a method to preparing food products by quick freezing them.