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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.
THE ALMANAC FOR MAY 14, 2021
- 1804: LEWIS AND CLARK’S EXPEDITION LEFT ST. LOUIS FOR THE WEST. THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY, AS IT WAS LATER TO BE CALLED, ORIGINALLY INCLUDED APPROXIMATELY 45 PEOPLE.
- BORN 1944: GEORGE LUCAS (FILMMAKER)
- 1945: THE SPARROW AND THE HAWK, A SERIAL FOR KIDS, WAS BROADCAST FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER CBS RADIO
- DIED 1970: BILLIE BURKE (ACTRESS)
- 1973: FIRST MANNED U.S. SPACE STATION LAUNCHED
- DIED 1978: WILLIAM LEAR (INVENTOR)
- BORN 1993: MIRANDA COSGROVE (ACTRESS)
- DIED 1997: HARRY BLACKSTONE JR. (MAGICIAN)
- DIED 1998: FRANK SINATRA (SINGER & ACTOR)
- 1998: THE FINAL EPISODE OF SEINFELD AIRED
- DIED 2003: ROBERT STACK (ACTOR)
- DIED 2004: ANNA LEE (ACTRESS WHOSE CAREER IN FILMS AND TELEVISION SPANNED NEARLY 70 YEARS)
- DIED 2006: STANLEY KUNITZ (UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE (2000-01), PULITZER PRIZE WINNER)
- 2006: STATUE HONORING THE WOMEN ATHLETES OF THE ALL-AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE INSTALLED AT THE NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK
- 2008: RACEHORSE WINNING BREW RAN 43.97 MPH
- 2008: RACEHORSE WINNING BREW RAN A QUARTER MILE IN 20.57 SECONDS AT THE PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE IN GRANTVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
- DIED 2015: B. B. KING (BLUES LEGEND)
- DIED 2019: TIM CONWAY (COMEDIAN & ACTOR)
- DIED 2019: “GRUMPY CAT” (FELINE CELEBRITY WITH A GRUMPY EXPRESSION)