Food & History: June 9
1902 The first Automat opened in Philadelphia. The original fast food, it was a vending machine for meals glass displays.
1911 Carry Amelia Nation dies. She was a radical American temperance movement leader, she is notable for using a hatchet to destroy saloons.
1931 The ‘Alka-Seltzer’ trademark is registered.
1953 John H. Kraft patents the manufacture of soft surface cured cheese.