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Gail Borden

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden

Full Name: Gail Borden II
Profession: Inventor of Condensed Milk

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: November 9, 1801
Birthplace: Norwich, New York, USA
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: January 11, 1874 (aged 72)

Historical Events

  • 1853-05-14 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk
  • 1856-11-14 American Gail Borden is issued a patent for technology related to his invention of condensed milk

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