Food & History: October 14
1721 Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving”
1953 Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores.
1955 American Chef Thomas Keller was born.
1957 Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and other fine spirits.
1962 Irma S. Rombauer dies, author of ‘The Joy of Cooking’ – one of the most published cookbooks.
1978 US President Jimmy Carter signs a bill legalizing home brewing which allows up to 200 gallons per household.