Food & History: January 31
1817 French Chef Antoine Beauvilliers dies. He founded La Grande Taverne de Londres, the first luxury restaurant.
1957 Canada makes Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.
1980 Coca Cola starts substituting high fructose corn due to rising sugar costs.
1990 The first McDonald’s opens in Moscow, Russia.
2001 Germany announces to destroy 400,000 cattle due to the mad cow crises. The European Union estimates that up to 2 million cattle would be destroyed in EU countries by the end of that June.