Food & History: February 8

Food & History: February 8

1795  German Chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge born. He developed a method for obtaining sugar from beet juice.

1946  German Chemist Felix Hoffman dies, he first synthesized aspirin in 1897.  Before you thank him for those headaches and hangovers, remember he also invented heroin.

2014  The first McDonald’s restaurant in Vietnam opened in Ho Chi Minh City.


 

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