Also, on this day in 1676 Charles II of England revoked his previous proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses due to public response.
In 1800 The first soup kitchens in London were opened to serve the poor.
In 1940 Britain’s Ministry of Food instituted rationing of butter, sugar and bacon.
In 1945 Brantford, Ontario is the first Canadian community to fluoridate its water supply.
In 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a war on poverty.
In 1998 Walter E. Diemer died. While working for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company, he experimented with recipes for chewing gum as a hobby. (He really liked his gum!). He invented bubble gum in 1928.
In 2002 Dave Thomas founder of Wendy’s Hamburger chain died (born July 2, 1932).