Food & History: January 23
National Peanut Butter Day
1922 The Eskimo Pie is granted a patent. Its ice cream dipped in chocolate.
1930 Bernard Matthews born, the founder of Britain’s largest turkey processor.
1935 The beer can is introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey.
1950 P.L. Spencer receives a patent for the microwave oven.
1985 Coca-Cola granted permission to sell its soda in the Soviet Union
1988 Charles Glen King dies, the biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932.