World History: June 5 1876 The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia sells bananas for the first time in the US for .10 cents each and grow with great popularity. 1883 Horlick’s develops the process to dehydrate milk calling it Malted Milk. 1946 Inventor of SPAM, meat maker George A. Hormel dies.
Food & History: May 20 1506 Explorer Christopher Columbus dies. 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. Author and food enthusiast, Balzac would lock himself in a room when he had a spell of creativity consuming only fruit, eggs and coffee. When he took a break he consumed huge amounts of food. One report recalls that at […]
World History: May 17 1733 England passes the Molasses Act which put high tariffs on molasses, rum and sugar imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain or its territories.
World History: April 17 1629 Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810 Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917 The Del Monte brand appears […]
World History: April 14 I kiss grandmas because they’re clean. I haven’t picked anything up from a grandma yet.” 1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight and sank by 2:20 a.m. on April 15. 1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received a UK patent for frozen fish fingers. 2007 Legendary Hawaiian […]
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History & Tiki Trivia: March 4 1792 – Oranges first introduced in Hawaii
History & Tiki Trivia: March 3 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
History & Tiki Trivia: February 29 45 BC Emperor Julius Caesar creates the concept of Leap year 1504 Explorer Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians. 1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and West Indian slave Tituba are the first to be accused of Witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 1832 Charles Darwin describes walking […]
World History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes the […]
World History: February 10 1945 The Andrew’s Sisters song ‘Rum & Coca Cola’ hist #1 on the music charts.
World History: February 9 1922 Snow falls on the active volcano of Mauna Loa in Hawaii