Today in Food History

shortbread

Also, on this day in 1877 Canada: The first flour mill in Manitoba opens.

In 1901 Philip Danforth Armour, died. American industrialist who pioneered the use of refrigeration and meat canning. Armour & Co. became the largest meatpacker in the world and this helped Chicago become the meatpacking capital of the world.

In 1929 Sheffeld Farms of New York began using wax paper cartons instead of glass bottles for milk delivery.

In 1933 Fred Turner was born (died Jan 7, 2013).  In 1956 he was one of the first employees hired by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.  He rose quickly through the ranks, and succeeded founder Ray Kroc as CEO in 1977. He founded Hamburger University in 1961 and was a co-founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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