OTD in 1902, Fannie Farmer, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston.
She helped change the way Americans prepare food by advocating for the use of standardized measurements in recipes. In addition to teaching about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
Her cookbook, first published in 1896, is still in print today (with updates, including microwave techniques).
But if we do – these sound like good rules to start!
OTD in 1942 – Col James Doolittle led the first US attack on the Japanese mainland, leading a force of sixteen B-25 Mitchells flying from the USS Hornet against Tokyo in what comes to be known as the “Doolittle Raid” and the heroes known as the “Doolittle Raiders”.
This first Schneider Cup Race was held on this day in 1913 on the waters near Monaco.
The winner was Maurice Prevost in a float equipped Deperdussin Monocoque.
He set a new world speed record of 126 mph, but because of judging issues won with an average speed under 50 mph.