Also, on this day in 1813 Antoine Augustin Parmentier died (born Aug 12, 1737). French agronomist. Promoted the potato as a food source and instrumental in gaining its acceptance in France.
In 1827 Giovanni (John) Del-Monico, Swiss wine merchant, and his brother Pietro (Peter) open Delmonico & Brother Café at 23 William St. in Manhattan, New York City.
In 1950 James Dean appears in a Pepsi Cola commercial, his first paid acting job.