1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Day (Various years are quoted, 1919, 1920 and 1922). The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, an ice cream salesman in Onawa, Iowa.
1935 The beer can (created by the American Can Co.) was introduced in Richmond, Virginia by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. The products were Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale.
1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the cereal product ‘Muesli,’ which is similar to Granola.
1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
1988 Charles Glen King died. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.
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