Food & History: December 1
1885 Dr. Pepper is sold for the first time.
1886 American crime writer Rex Stout born. More than 70 of his novels and stories feature the fictional gourmet detective, Nero Wolfe. He also published ‘The Nero Wolfe Cookbook’ in 1973.
1999 The Russian Duma passed an animal rights bill that prohibits people from eating their pets.