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 14 St. Valentine’s Day *Today is one of the biggest days in retail for chocolate and flower sales, as well as dining. 1871 Thomas Adams of Hudson City, New Jersey receives a patent for a method of producing chewing gum. 1886 California oranges first shipped East by rail. 1922 The Fleischmann […]
Today in History: February 9 1894 Hershey’s Chocolate Company founded. 1901 American restauranteur Fred Harvey dies in Leavenworth, Kansas.