Also, on this day in 1859 George B. Simpson received U.S. patent No. 25,532 for an “electroheater” which could be used for heating or boiling water, etc.
In 1878 Upton Sinclair was born. His novel, ‘The Jungle,’was a detailed horror story about the conditions in the meat packing industry of the time. It led to extensive reforms.
In 1891 August Schell died. He founded the August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1860.
In 1943 Xavier Marcel Boulestin died (born 1878). French chef, restaurateur, cookbook author. He was also the first TV chef, appearing on the BBC in 1937-1939 in ‘Cook’s Night Out’.