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.