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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/light-horse-and-swamp-fox-raid-georgetown-south-carolina


Automotive
1871 : Albert Erskine, Studebaker chief, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albert-erskine-studebaker-chief-is-born


Civil War
1865 : Confederate Congress agrees to resume prisoner exchanges
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-congress-to-resume-prisoner-exchanges


Cold War
1980 : U.S. announces military equipment sales to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-announces-military-equipment-sales-to-china


Crime
1956 : Emmett Till murderers make magazine confession
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emmett-till-murderers-make-magazine-confession


Disaster
1939 : Chile suffers killer quake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chile-suffers-killer-quake


General Interest
1908 : Boy Scouts movement begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boy-scouts-movement-begins

1965 : Winston Churchill dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-dies

1972 : Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-soldier-found-hiding-on-guam


Hollywood
2006 : Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/walt-disney-announces-74-billion-purchase-of-pixar


Literary
1862 : Edith Wharton is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edith-wharton-is-born


Music
1967 : Aretha Franklin's career is reborn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aretha-franklin39s-career-is-reborn


Old West
1848 : Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gold-discovered-at-sutters-creek


Presidential
1970 : Nixon honors Eugene Ormandy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-honors-eugene-ormandy


Sports
1981 : Mike Bossy scores 50th goal in 50 NHL games
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-bossy-scores-50th-goal-in-50-nhl-games


Vietnam War
1966 : Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-masherwhite-wingthang-phong-ii-launched

1973 : Truce is expected in Laos and Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truce-is-expected-in-laos-and-cambodia


World War I
1915 : British and German navies battle at the Dogger Bank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-and-german-navies-battle-at-the-dogger-bank


World War II
1943 : Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender!
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/von-paulus-to-hitler-let-us-surrender
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