Food & History: October 11
1811 The first steam-powered ferryboat began operation between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.
1844 Founder of the Heinz condiment company Henry John Heinz born.
1887 The 1st convention of the North West Farmers’ Association opens in Saskatchewa, Canada.
1919 The first airline meals are served, a pre-packed lunch box, costing 3 shillings, on the London to Paris service.