Food & History: August 9
1762 Southern US cookbook author Mary Randolph born. ‘The Virginia Housewife’ in 1824 is considered the most influential cookbooks of the 19th century.
1881 Clarence Saunders born, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery chain.
1982 Diet Coke introduced.
1996 James McLamore dies, co-founder of Burger King.