December 3 – National Peppermint Latte Day

December 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Peppermint Latte Day

Today’s Food History

1368 Charles VI of France was born. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.

1838 Cleveland Abbe was born. Abbe was an astronomer and meteorologist, and is considered the “father of the U.S. Weather Bureau.” The Weather Bureau (National Weather Service) was authorized by Congress in 1870.

1842 Charles A. Pillsbury, flour magnate, was born in New Hampshire.

1842 Ellen Swallow Richards was born. She was one of the founders of the home economics movement in the U.S.

1910 George Claude first demonstrated his new invention, the neon light, at the Paris Motor Show.

1967 The 20th Century Limited luxury train completed its last run from…

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