- On this day in 1881, a centrifugal separator was patented by Edwin J. Houston and Elihu Thomson which enabled the cream to be separated from milk.
- Around this time, in the Netherlands, Casparus Van Wooden patented a chocolate powder which could be stirred into milk.
- And on this day in 1812, the Territory of Orleans became the State of Louisiana. (and the beignets were grand!)
I do not know about Louisiana (my smart friend does), but I DO know about cream and chocolate.
I wonder who was born on the same day that sock yarn was improved greatly by the addition of a little nylon.