National Pumpkin Pie Day

October 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Pumpkin Pie Day 

Today’s Food History

–Florida: Farmer’s Day
–St. Edwin, patron of tramps and parents of large families.

1492 Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus arrived at the Bahamas

1810 The first Oktoberfest is celebrated in Munich. Oktoberfest originated as a horse race to celebrate the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria (later King Louis I) to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Today it is a 2 week festival ending on the 1st Sunday in October, during which more than 1 million gallons of beer are consumed at the Munich festival.

1849 In Great Britian, Charles Rowley patented a safety pin. (However, safety pins existed prior to his patent)

1914 Margaret E. Knight died. American inventor, she invented an improved paper bag machine to make bags with flat bottoms.

1923 Jean Nidetch was born. founder of ‘Weight Watchers’, offering dieting products and services. It began as a discussion group…

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