Food & History: January 16
National Fig Newton Day
1868 William Davis, from Detroit receives a patent for a refrigerator car.
1894 Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company registers the ‘Milk of Magnesia’ trademark.
1915 Rosenella Cruciani ‘Rose’ Totino was born. She is known as the queen of frozen pizza and co-founder with her husband Jim Totino, of Totino’s Pizzeria and Totino’s Fine Foods.
1920 Prohibition begins in the US, which banned the production and sale of all alcohol for recreational purposes.
1945 Carl and Margaret Karcher opened Carl’s Drive-In Barbeque restaurant in Anaheim, California. Later this became Carl’s Jr. in 1956.
2004 The first Starbucks coffee shop opens in France.