Food & History: April 16

Food & History: April 16

1941 The original Elsie the Cow dies.  She was originally a cartoon character appearing in ads for Borden Milk.  At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, when people began asking where Elsie was, Borden’s picked a cow and it stared in commercials, and in an RKO movie, ‘Little Men.’  Elsie was injured in a truck accident in 1941 and had to be put to sleep. She is buried in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

1996  Oprah Winfrey airs a segment about mad cow disease. A group of Texas cattle ranchers sued Winfrey for her comments but lost the suit.

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