DISCOVERY OF THE MONTH
Discovery of condensed milk in January 31, 1851
In 1851 Gail Borden announced his invention of condensed milk. He was a 19th-century U.S. inventor, surveyor, and publisher. He was born in Norwich, New York on 9 November 1801. He received the patent for his process of condensing milk by vacuum. Condensed milk is used in numerous dessert dishes in many countries. Gail Borden, process for condensing milk offered the first way to preserve milk without refrigeration, and improved the diet of nineteenth century Americans.