Profession: Inventor and Manufacturer of Condensed Milk
Why Famous: In 1853 Borden developed condensed milk, a hugely important invention which meant that milk could be kept without refrigeration for the first time. During the American Civil War demand for his product was very high as a ration for Union soldiers.
- 1851-01-31 American Gail Borden announces the invention of condensed milk
- 1853-05-14 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
- Gail Borden - Lemelson-MIT Program