Famous chef Fannie Farmer opened her cooking school in Boston today in 1902. Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery and the cookbook that it spawned helped to reinvent American cooking. Farmer’s cookbook was one of the first American cookbooks that was both comprehensive and geared toward the average home cook. It has gone through many subsequent editions and it is one of the oldest cookbooks still in publication in the United States.
Today is opening day of the baseball season in case you don’t live in that universe. The Sox opened with a loss at Baltimore and won’t be back home at Fenway for a few days, but here are some photos of opening days and years past at Fenway from the park’s construction in 1912 to opening day 1968.
Photo of Inventor Nikola Tesla Holding a Phosphor-Coated Gas Discharge Lamp Powered by Wireless Electricity from Dr. Nikola Tesla and His Inventions, 1899.
This experiment, conducted in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was part of Tesla’s preparations for the creation of the wireless transmission project he would call Wardenclyffe in Shoreham on Long Island. These experiments proved that Tesla could send electric current over the air and also provided a kind of proof of concept of the same principles that would power fluorescent light bulbs more than half a century later.