Food & History: November 19
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico during his 2nd voyage to the New World.
1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in New Guinea and was presumed eaten by indigenous cannibals.
1966 Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito born.
1980 The Palmers open the first Applebee’s restaurant in in Atlanta, Georgia.
2009 Nestle, one of the largest producers of canned pumpkin products, reported there might be a shortage of products because heavy rains hindered pumpkin harvest.
2009 Thousands of farmers demonstrated in New Delhi, India to increase sugarcane prices.