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  Also, on this day in 1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) was established. In 1860 Will Kieth Kellogg was born. Founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. (later the W.K. Kellogg Company) to manufacture cereals (cornflakes were the first) developed by his brother John Harvey Kellogg. In 1933 The beginning of the end of Prohibition. On …

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  Also, on this day in 1859 Massachusetts created the first Inspector of Milk position in the U.S. In 1930 'Twinkies' go on sale for the first time. They originally had a banana creme filling and were sold two for a nickel. In 1932 C. Glen King, at the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C from lemon juice.

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  Also, on this day in 1764 The Sugar Act passed in Britain, placing new restrictions on the import of molasses to America. In 1806 Isaac Quintard of Stanfield, Connecticut received a patent for an apple cider mill. In 1864 George W. Brown of Galesburg, Illinois, received a patent for the first successful mechanical corn planter. In 1881 Edwing …

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  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 …

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  Also, on this day in 1829 James Carrington of Connecticut patented a coffee mill. In 1964 Bobby Chinn was born. Chef, restaurateur, author and TV cooking show host. Restaurants in Vietnam.  Discovery Network TV shows: 'World Café Asia' and ‘Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia' (Website: http://www.bobbychinn.com) In 1985 The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, California closed after 57 …

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  Also, on this day in 1989 Chefs from Japanese restaurants in New York have finally persuaded the FDA to allow them to import and serve fugu.  The first shipment of Japanese blowfish (tora fugu) arrived today.  The chefs had to attend special classes to protect their customers from poisoning. In 1992 Bob Wian died (born June …

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  Also, on this day in 1868 The Pullman Palace Car Company introduced the first railroad dining car. In 1899 The Tropical Trading & Transport Company merged with rival Boston Fruit Company to form the United Fruit Company. The company traded bananas and other tropical fruit grown in Central and South America. The company is now known …

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  Also, on this day in 1886 Coca-Cola was created by Dr. John Pemberton. In 1903 Gustavus Franklin Swift died.  Founder of the meat-packing business Swift & Co., the inventor of the refrigerated railway car, and the first to ship 'dressed' beef to eastern markets instead of live animals. In 1980 Walter H. Deubener died. He owned the …

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  Also, on this day in 1897 Victor Mills was born.  He was a chemical engineer who worked for Proctor & Gamble.  He improved Duncan Hines cake mixes, improved Jif peanut butter, and invented Pampers disposable diapers. In 1899 August A. Busch Jr. ('Gussie') was born (died Sept 29, 1989). Grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. …

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  Also, on this day in 1900 Joseph A. Campbell died (born May 15, 1817).  A fruit merchant, in 1869 he partnered with icebox maker Abraham Anderson to form a canning company that would become Campbell Soup Company. In 1923 Sir James Dewar died (born Sept 20, 1842). A Scottish chemist and physicist.  In 1892 he invented …

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