• On November 2, 1755, Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI of France. She would sometimes wear potato blossoms as a hair decoration. Attributed quote: “If they have no bread, let them eat cake.
  • On Novmber 9, 1938, Edward Murray East died. An American botanist and chemist he helped with the development of hybrid corn. Specifically, he concentrated on controlling the protein and fat content of possible hybrids.
  • On Novmber 16, 1620, the first corn (maize) was supposedly discovered (by European settlers) by some Pilgrims led by Myles Standish, while exploring the area near Provincetown, Massachusetts. They named the spot Corn Hill.
  • November 23 ┬áis National Cashew Day and Eat A Cranberry Day.
  • On November 30, 1875, A.P. Ashbourne patented a biscuit cutter.


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