Food & History: November 30
1838 A brief conflict began between Mexico and France caused by a French pastry cook who claimed that some Mexican Army soldiers had damaged his restaurant known as the Great Pastry War.
1858 John L. Mason of New York issued the patent for his glass “Mason” jar.
1875 African American inventor Alexander P. Ashbourne issued a patent for a biscuit cutter.
1983 Alfred Heineken, president of Heinken beer was released after being kidnapped after a ransom of $20 million was paid. The kidnappers were eventually caught.