Food & History: February 23
1850 Cesar Ritz born in Switzerland. His name and hotels are synonymous with luxury.
1884 Casimir Funk born. He was a Polish-American biochemist who realized certain vitamins found in foods were essential for good health.
1896 Leo Hirshfield introduces the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. Named after his daughter, it was the first individually wrapped penny candy.