Today in Food History

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Also, on this day in 1851 Charles Elmer Hires was born (died July 31, 1937).  Pharmacist and creator of Hires Root Beer, which he introduced to the world at the Philadelphia Centennial Expo in 1876.

In 1856 Gail Borden was granted U.S. patent #15,553 for a process to make condensed milk, which he had developed in 1853.

In 1913 Candy manufacturer Clarence Crane registered ‘Life Savers’ trademark.  He invented the mint hard candy in 1912.

In 1919 William B. Ward registered ‘Hostess’ trademark (for breads, biscuits and cakes).

In 1947 J. Arens and D. van Villages synthesized vitamin A.

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