Food & History: April 6

Food & History: April 6

1930  Hostess Twinkies go on sale for the first time, originally with banana creme filling were sold two for .05 cents.

1938  DuPont chemist Roy J. Plunkett accidentally discovers Teflon which are used for non-stick cooking surfaces.

1954  Swanson introduces the first TV dinner: Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Sweet Potatoes and Peas. It sold for .98 cents and came in an aluminum tray, so you could just open the box and heat the dinner in the oven. Microwaves were not available back then.

1988  McDonald’s opened its 10,000th restaurant in Dale City, Virginia.

2004  Canada orders the slaughter of 19 million poultry due to avian influenza (bird flu).

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