Food & History: November 11

Food & History: November 11

1918  Culinary historian Karen Hess born.

1933  The first great dust storm occurrs on the Great Plains from Texas to Canada with drifts up to 6 feet.

1938  Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) dies in New York City.  She was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904, 1907, and 1914.  She was immune to typhoid, but was a carrier of the bacillus, and spread it wherever she worked as a household cook.

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