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.