Food & History: January 19
National Popcorn Day
1825 Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City granted the first US patent for food storage in tin cans. They had been canning seafood since 1819.
1947 Paula Deen was born, American celebrity chef, cookbook author, and TV show host.
1973 UK boat sent to protect British trawlers from Icelandic patrol boats as a dispute over cod fishing rights.