Bobbi Trout – 1906

Evelyn “Bobbi” Trout was born on this day in 1906. She lived to be the ripe old age of 97, which was amazing for such an early aviatrix.

Most known for being the first woman to set the first non-refueling endurance record and for running in the first ever Powder Puff Derby.

Her first flight was in 1922 at the age of 16 – in a JN-4 Jenny.

For more information on Bobbi, please go to her website.


Fanny Farmer Cookbook – 1896

On this day (January 7) in 1896 – Fanny Farmer published her first cookbook.

Did you know – this cookbook was revolutionary for being the first of its kind to take a scientific approach to recipe writing, presenting the reader with careful step-by-step instructions and specific measurements that are taken for granted in modern cookbooks.