Food & History: March 3

Food & History: March 3

1634  Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.

1879  Elmer McCollum born,  a chemist who discovered vitamins A, B and D.

1887  The U.S. Congress passes the Fisheries Retaliation Act which banned Canadian vessels from US waters and stopped imports of Canadian fish.

1939  The college fad of swallowing Live Goldfish supposedly began on the campus of Harvard University today.

1945  The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.

1971  Tyler Florence born, American celebrity chef, cookbook author and cooking show host.


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