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This Day in History: January 23

This Day in History: January 23 1803  Arthur Guinnesss dies, Irish brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. 1832  French painter Édouard Manet born. His first significant painting was ‘The Absinthe Drinker.’ 1862  Agoston Haraszthy de Mokcsa brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California, after the phyloxera blight destroyed much of Europe’s vineyards. […]

This Day in History: January 22

This Day in History: January 22 1892  Coca-Cola incorporated. 1934  Graham Kerr born. “The Galloping Gourmet” British chef, cookbook author and pioneer TV cooking host.  1939  Jeff Smith born of TV’s ‘Frugal Gourmet. 1959  The 7 oz. seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can introduced by Coors of Colorado. 1985  Two days of record breaking cold temperatures […]

Today in History: January 20

Today in History: January 20 1920  The 50-50 Club opened, supposedly the first ‘speakeasy.’ 1998  American researchers announce they cloned calves that can be used in the production of medicinal milk. 2004  Salvation Army announces receiving a $1.5 billion donation from the estate of Joan B. Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. 2018  Paul Bocuse dies in […]