Food & History: August 6
1867 Sheldon Everitt received a patent for a Tea Kettle.
1881 Alexander Fleming born. He was a Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928.
1889 The Savoy Hotel opens in London, with Cesar Ritz and Escoffier.
1896 Spreckels Sugar Company (beet sugar) was incorporated in California.
1928 Andy Warhol born. American painter of the pop art movement, Campbell’s Soup and Coca-Cola some of his most famous.
1930 New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph F. Crater walks out of a 45th Street restaurant in New York City on his way to the theater and was never heard from again.
2013 Protesting low egg prices, French farmers began smashing thousands of eggs on the streets and squares of France’s main poultry producing region of Brittany.
2018 French “Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon dies of cancer at the age of 73