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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 14

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 […]