Food & History: January 15

Food & History: January 15

Fresh Squeezed Juice Day

1785  English chemist William Prout was born. He was the first to classify food components into 3 main divisions: carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

1919  In Boston a large 50 foot high storage tank full of molasses burst and sent a tidal wave of over 2 million gallons traveling at over 30 miles per hour.  Houses, buildings and parts of the elevated rail system were crushed in its path. 21 people died, over 150 were injured. It took over 6 months to clean up the mess with damages in the millions of dollars.


 

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