On this Day: 15 June

Ever amazed at what happened in history on today’s date. Never mind we are here for you. We will tell you some history-related facts about food that will amaze your mind. From today we are starting this new series just for you. So be with us for more interesting facts.

  • 1851 Jacob Fussell, a Baltimore dairyman, opens the first commercial ice cream factory.
ethnic woman buying ice cream with daughter
Photo by Kamaji Ogino on Pexels.com
  • 1859 The Pig War: 
group of pink pigs on cage
Photo by Mark Stebnicki on Pexels.com

On one of the San Juan Islands between the U.S. Washington Territory and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, a pig owned by an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Co. breaks into a potato patch of American squatter who shoots and kills the pig. The subsequent confrontation nearly triggers a British-American war over the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. The dispute was not completely resolved until 1872.

  • 1914 Bob Wian was born (March 31, 1992). 
Paul Narvaez, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In 1936 he founded the Big Boy restaurant chain in Glendale, California with a 10 stool hamburger stand. In 1967 he sold the chain to Marriott Corp. for $7 million.

  • 1958 Pizza Hut is born. 
Pizza hut image by J. Stephen Conn
Pizza hut/ J. Stephen Conn

Eighteen-year-old Frank Carney sees a story in the Saturday Evening Post about the “pizza fad” among teenagers and college students. With $600 borrowed from his mother, he and his brother Dan open the first Pizza Hut in Wichita, Kansas.

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