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Today in History: February 20

Today in History: February 20 1703  Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829  Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872  The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881  Kansas becamomes […]

Today in History: February 15

Today in History: February 15 1758  Benjamin Jackson advertises mustard for the first time in America. 1882  First shipments of frozen meat left New Zealand for Britain. 1889  Norman Jay Coleman becomes the first US Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland’s 1st term. 1945  Molson’s Brewery becomes a public joint-stock company. 2005  A San […]