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Thursday, March 26, 2015

January 24 - This day in History

January 24: General Interest
1935: First canned beer goes on sale

Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Light Horse and Swamp Fox raid Georgetown, South Carolina

1871 : Albert Erskine, Studebaker chief, is born

Civil War
1865 : Confederate Congress agrees to resume prisoner exchanges

Cold War
1980 : U.S. announces military equipment sales to China

1956 : Emmett Till murderers make magazine confession

1939 : Chile suffers killer quake

General Interest
1908 : Boy Scouts movement begins

1965 : Winston Churchill dies

1972 : Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam

2006 : Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar

1862 : Edith Wharton is born

1967 : Aretha Franklin's career is reborn

Old West
1848 : Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek

1970 : Nixon honors Eugene Ormandy

1981 : Mike Bossy scores 50th goal in 50 NHL games

Vietnam War
1966 : Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II launched

1973 : Truce is expected in Laos and Cambodia

World War I
1915 : British and German navies battle at the Dogger Bank

World War II
1943 : Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender!
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