Today in Food History

international-carrot-day

 

Also, on this day in 1828 Casparus van Wooden of Amsterdam, patented chocolate milk powder.

In 1883 Peter Cooper died. American inventor and founder of the ‘Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.’ He also obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of gelatin. In 1895, a cough syrup manufacturer, Pearl B. Wait purchased the patent and developed a packaged gelatin dessert. Wait’s wife, May David Wait named it Jell-O.

In 1899 Benjamin F. Jackson patented a gas burner.

In 1932 Vitamin C is first isolated by C.G. King at the University of Pittsburgh.

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