Food & History: January 11
1770 Benjamin Franklin sends rhubarb seeds from London to a friend in Philadelphia.
1878 In Brooklyn, New York milk was delivered to homes in glass bottles for the first time over being dispensed from metal cans.
1917 France regulates the price of Gruyere cheese as a war rationing method.
1963 ‘Whisky A Go-Go’ opens in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA.
2005 The 3rd case of mad cow disease is discovered in Canada, assumed to be from infected from use of banned contaminated feed.
2010 Dutch brewer Heineken acquired all of Femsa’s Mexican beer operations which includes Dos Equis, Sol and Tecate brand beers.