Historical Events for May 14

Henry John Heinz, the founder of the Heinz Company, died on this date in 1919. Seen here in a 1917. photo By Bain – Library of Congress, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org.jpg

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Henry John Heinz (October 11, 1844 – May 14, 1919) was an American entrepreneur who, at the age of 25, co-founded a small horseradish concern in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. This business failed, but his second business expanded into tomato ketchup and other condiments, and ultimately became the internationally known H. J. Heinz Company of PittsburghPennsylvania.

He was involved in the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. Many of his descendants are known for philanthropy and involvement in politics and public affairs. His fortune became the basis for the Heinz Foundations.

(courtesy H.J. Heinz Company)

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