Food & History: February 27

Food & History: February 27

1827  The first Mardi Gras celebration held in New Orleans.

1879  The artificial sweetener saccharin discovered by Constantine Fahlberg and Ira Remsen at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

1899  Charles Best was born, co-discoverer in 1921 (with Dr. F. Banting) of the hormone insulin, used to treat diabetes.

1900  Felix Hoffman of the German Farbenfabriken of Elberfeld Company was issued patent for Aspirin.

1962  David Burke born, a multiple award winning American celebrity chef and restaurateur.


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