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Friday, February 29, 2008


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Playboy Club opened (Chicago; 1960)
Translated Classic (into English) 1st published
John Lennon’s Visa expired
Deefield Massacre
Helium 1st liquified (1908)
St. Gotthard Tunnel completed (1880)
Bishop Desmond Tutu arrested for demonstrating in South Africa (1988)

Sunday, April 1, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Great Cheese Scandal (UK)
Berlin Airlift began (1948)
Daredevil #1 published
1st Weather satellite sent into orbit (1960)
US Air Force Academy founded (1954)
1st City College founded
Cheaper By the Dozen premiered
Automatic Record Changer invented
Ford’s assmbly line began rolling (1913)
How the West Was Won premiered
Battle of Okinawa began (WW 2; 1945)
Adventures of Superman debuted
Netscape established (1994 @)
1st Bridge in US built (1634)
Last Chevrolet Corvair built (1969)
Paris & London 1st linked by telephone (1891)
Sandusky County, Ohio founded (1860)
United Mine Workers’ strike began (1946)
Alley Oop stepped into the time machine (1939)
Marvin Gaye shot by his father (1984)
Defeat at Five Forks (Civil War; 1865)
Automatic Record Changer introduced (1924)
Exxon Alaskan oil spill (1989)
Smilin’ Jack comic strip ended (1973)
2-Cylinder Internal Combustion Engine patented (1826)
Harry Hamlin married Lisa Rinna (1997)
Jefferson Airplane’s Somebody To Love released
Failure Analysis Association founded (1967)
Dennis Miller’s The Rants published (1996)


by @ 12:30 am. Date Category: Events

Als Aldaris / Pripps & Hartwell opened (Latvia; 1865)
Genessee Brewing opened (New York; 1933)
Frog & Parrot brewery opened (England; 1982)
Granite Brewery opened (Nova Scotia, Canada; 1985)
Horseshoe Bay Brewing opened (British Columbia, Canada; 1988)
Old City Brewing opened (Texas; 1988)
Rochester Brewpub opened (New York; 1988)
Dilworth Brewing opened (North Carolina; 1989)
Frankton Bagby Brewery opened (England; 1989)
Marin Brewing opened (California; 1989)
Old Colorado Brewing opened (Colorado; 1989)
Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery opened (British Columbia, Canada; 1989)
Dubuque Brewing opened (Washington; 1991)
Nelson Brewing opened (British Columbia, Canada; 1991)
Captain Tony’s Pizza & Pasta Emporium brewery opened (Ohio; 1993)
Lonetree Brewing Ltd opened (Colorado; 1993)
Murphys Creek Brewing opened (California; 1993)
Old Peconic Brewing opened (New York; 1993)
Star Brewing opened (Oregon; 1993)
Stoddard’s Brewhouse & Eatery opened (California; 1993)
Highlands Brewery opened (Florida; 1994)
Maui Beer Company opened (Hawaii; 1994)
Black River Brewhouse opened (Vermont; 1995)
Brazos Brewing opened (Texas; 1995)
Chuckanut Bay Brewing opened (Washington; 1995)
Coophouse Brewery opened (Colorado; 1995)
Drytown Brewing opened (New York; 1995)
Engine House #9 brewery opened (Washington; 1995)
Oasis Brewing opened (Colorado; 1995)
Old World Pub & Brewery opened (Oregon; 1995)
River Market Brewing opened (Missouri; 1995)
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse opened (North Carolina; 1995)
Thunder Bay Brewing opened (California; 1995)
American Brewers Guild Brewery opened (California; 1996)
Blue Anchor Pub brewery opened (Florida; 1996)
Champion Billiards & Cafe opened (Maryland; 1996)
Climax Brewing opened (New Jersey; 1996)
Gem State Brewing opened (Idaho; 1996)
Kaw River Brewery opened (Kansas; 1996)
Mt. Begbie Brewing opened (Canada; 1996)
O’Hooley’s Pub & Brewery opened (Ohio; 1996)
Osprey Ale Brewing opened (Colorado; 1996)
Paradise Brewing / Pagosa Springs Brewing opened (Colorado; 1996)
Railway Brewing opened (Alaska; 1996)
Rixdorfer Brauhaus opened (Germany; 1996)
A-Z Brewing opened (Arizona; 1997)
Ambleside Brewing opened (Minnesota; 1997)
Arizona Brewing opened (Arizona; 1997)
Barley Brothers Brewery & Grill opened (Arizona; 1997)
Barney’s brewery opened (California; 1997)
Borealis Brewery opened (Alaska; 1997)
Cottonwood Brewery opened (North Carolina; 1997)
Great Beer Co. opened (California; 1997)
High Mountain Brewing opened (Canada; 1997)
Irons Brewing opened (Colorado; 1997)
Manitou Brewery opened (Colorado; 1997)
Maui Kine Brewery opened (Hawaii; 1997)
Olde Wyndham Brewery opened (Connecticut; 1997)
Reckless Abandon brewery opened (California; 1997)
Sierra Blanca Brewing opened (New Mexico; 1997)
Willimantic brewing opened (Connecticut; 1997)
Dragonmead Microbrewery opened (Michigan; 1998)
Knucklehead Brewing opened (Canada; 1998)
Newport Brewing opened (Rhode Island; 1998)
Captain Cook Brewery opened (England; 1999)
Freedom Brewing opened (England; 1999)
MIIG Brewery opened (Jordan; 1999)
Titanic Brewery & Restaurant opened (Florida; 1999)
Two Rivers Brewing opened (Canada; 1999)
Clay Pipe Brewing opened (Maryland; 2000)

Saturday, March 31, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Eiffel Tower opened (1889)
Daylight Savings Time 1st went into effect (1918)
Schumann’s Spring Symphony premiered
Mt. Rushmore authorized
1st Air Warfare casualty died
Dalai Lama fled Tibet (1951)
Tejano singing star Selena murdered (1995)
Japan opened its doors to US trade (1854)
Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki published (1950)
Oklahoma premiered on Broadway (1940)
1st Map of the US published
Newfoundland became a Canadian Province (1949)
Smilin’ Jack married in comic strip (1973)
US Virgin Islands purchased from Denmark (1917)
Milton Caiff’s Male Call with Miss Lace comic strip ended (1945)
Kenny Loggins’ Footloose reached No. 1 (1984)
Singer Selena gunned down (1995)
New Zealand farmer flew a homemade monoplane (1903)
San Francisco’s Army Street renamed Cesar Chavez (1995)
Madonna is bleeped 12 times using the word “fuck” on David Letterman (1994)
Gottlieb Daimler named his newly invented automobile after his daughter, Mercedes (1901)
2 short, gray & hairy aliens appeared on the patio of a house in Puerto Rico (1991)
Los Angeles went dry (1918)
Tin was restricted during World War 2, killing beer can production (1941)
St. Ann’s Brewery closed (Scotland; 1961)
Falstaff bought Ballantine (1972)
General Brewing, who made Lucky Lager, closed (San Francisco, California; 1978)
The SandLot Brewery at Coors Field opened (Colorado; 1995)

Friday, March 30, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Metropolitan Museum opened
US bought Alaska from Russia (1867)
1st Dance Marathon held
Some Like It Hot premiered
Anaesthesia 1st used (1842)
Eraser-topped Pencil patented (1858)
Treaty of Fez signed
Crimean War ended (1856)
Incubator patented
Kull #1 published
Transistor patented (1956)
Jesus Christ died (29, 30, 33, or 36 CE)
Genessee County, New York founded (1802)
Texas readmitted to the Union (1870)
Okefenokee Swamp National Refuge established
Sino-British Opium War began (1839)
Knoxville Road, Tennessee began construction (1791)
Beatles have 5 songs in Top 5; 12 songs in Top 100
Julius & Ethel Rosenberg found guilty of spying (1951)
Kurt Russell proposes to Goldie Hawn at the Oscars (1989)
Jack Paar hosted The Tonight Show for the last time (1962)
US President Ronald Reagen shot by John Hinckley Jr. (1981)
1st Ocean Liner circumnavigated the Earth (1923)
John Denver’s Sunshine on My Shoulder reached No. 1 (1974)
Brooklyn Brewery opened (New York; 1988)
River Market Brewing opened (Missouri; 1995)
Laurelwood Pub & Brewery opened (Oregon; 2001)

Thursday, March 29, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Royal Albert Hall opened (1871)
Coca-Cola invented (1886)
1st Bookmobile Day (David Letterman)
Fog Disposal Unit 1st tested
Louvre Pyramid inaugurated (1989)
1st Music Society formed
Lil’ Abner married Daisy May (1952)
1st Comic Relief benefit concert held (1986)
Knights of Columbus founded (1882)
Last US Troops left Vietnam (1973)
1st Automobile went 200 mph
Battle of Towton, Yorkshire (1461)
Lt. Calley scapegoated for My Lai Massacre
Niagra Falls stopped flowing (1848)
1st Swedish immigrants arrived in US (1638)
UK Women got the vote (1929)
King & I premiered on Broadway
1st Commercial space launch (1989)
Idi Amin deposed (1979)
John Partridge “Death” Hoax perpetrated by Jonathan Swift (1708)
LaBelle’s Lady Marmalade reached No. 1 (1975)
23rd Amendment (DC residents granted right to vote; 1961)
Marquis de Sade freed by demand of the people (1790)
Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Child is Father to the Man released
Original Johnny Carson Show ended on CBS (1956)
Committee on Assassinations Report issued by US House of Representatives stating JFK assassination was result of conspiracy (1979)
George Maw Johnson patented a process for the manufacture of ferruginous beers (1882)
Wisconsin Brewers Association founded (1899)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Three Mile Island overheated (1979)
Washing Machine patented
Tarzan the Apeman premiered
Mexican War began (1846)
Battle of Berwick-on-Tweed (1296)
April Fools Day premiered
Run Silent, Run Deep premiered
Virginia Woolf commited suicide (1941)
Paris declared “Commune of the People” (1871)
Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford married (1920
1st Seaplane flew (1910)
Hair premiered on Broadway (1968)
Roman Emperor Pertinax assassinated (193 CE)
Blondie’s Rapture reached No. 1 (1981)
P.T. Barnum & James A. Bailey formed a circus partnership (1881)
Both Oxford & Cambridge varsity race boats sank (1912)
Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford married (1920)
Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett separated (1995)
The Avengers debuted in the US (1966)
Computer program “Laila” translated into Norwegian (1990; Sophie’s World)
Zhang, Tiananmen Square activist, granted political asylum by US Gov’t (1990)
David Morris of Munroe Falls, Ohio saw a glowing cone-shaped UFO in a nearby field and then accidently ran over a stocky, spacesuited midget on the road (1967)
Anheuser-Busch yeast department formed and product introduced (1927)
Breckenridge Brewery opened (Colorado; 1996)
According to Des Pascha Comutus, written in 243 CE, Jesus Christ’ birthday was 28 March until changed in 336 CE by Rome

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Pontius Pilate condemned Jesus to death (30 CE)
Corkscrew patented
1st Cherry Tress planted on Potomac River
Rutles released
US Navy established (1794)
1st Fire Engine tested
North Sea oil rig disaster (1980)
Ponce de Leon reached Florida (1513)
Alaska Earthquake (1964)
Funky Winkerbean comic strip 1st published (1974)
1st Successful Blood Transfusion (1914)
Kerosene Oil patented
Plaster Cast invented
Scott of the Antarctic perished
1st Long Distance Phone Call made
Florida named (1513)
Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd married
“Great Revival” begins (1858)
Mutt and Jeff 1st met (1908)
Polish Solidarity strikes began (1981)
Kim Bassinger bought the town of Braselton, Georgia for $20 million (1989)
National Exchange Club established (Detroit, Michigan; 1911)
Ponce de Leon discovered Florida’s east coast (1513)
David Letterman pissed off the media with his “Uma . . . Oprah. Oprah . . . Uma.” bit hosting the Oscars (1995)
Supremes’ Stop! In the Name of Love reached No. 1 (1965)
Queen Elizabeth II made her 1st official visit to a pub (1998)
Mary of Burgundy, aka the Duchesse de Bourgogne, died after falling from her horse while falconing and breaking her back (1482)
German trade statute issued making it an offense to brew from 4/24 to 9/29, when brew-kettles placed under seal (1539)
Blue Ribbon lager beer trademarked by Pabst (1900)
Umpqua Brewing opened (Oregon; 1991)
Sunset Brewing (Nevada; 1998)

Monday, March 26, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

1st Oxford/Cambridge Rowing Contest
Lifeboat patented
Battle of Iwo Jima ended (1945)
Interstate Roads 1st authorized
1st Game Reserve formed (1878)
John & Yoko’s Bed-In began (1969)
Incredible Mr. Limpet premiered
Cape Cod named (1602)
1st Sunday Newspaper published (1780)
US Naturalization Act passed (1790)
American Motors introduced the Gremlin (1970)
Sabi Game Reserve established (South Africa; 1878)
Hall & Oates’ Rich Girl reached No. 1 (1977)
Nazis began sending Jews to Auschwitz (1942)
1st Woman Stockbroker trades on London Stock Exchange (1973)
Vanderbilt’s 1st social event dress ball held (1883)
Happy Holligan comic strip began (1900)
Carol Burnett won her libel suit against the National Enquirer
Labatt’s Brewing’s purchase of Toronto Blue Jays approved by MLB (1976)
Koggen Brau-Speicher Gasthaus Brauerei opened (Germany; 1993)
Kotohira Beer Murasaki opened (Japan; 1998)

Sunday, March 25, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Pancakes 1st made
1st US Army Medal of Honor awarded
Common Market formed (1957)
Polio Vaccine announced
1st Color TV image produced
Maryland 1st settled (1634)
Treaty of Rome formed EEC (1957)
Jesus crucified (according to old beliefs)
Robert the Bruce crowned King of Scotland (1306)
Exxon Valdez spilled oil in Prince William Sound (1989)
UK Parliament abolished slave trade (1807)
Scotland win 1st Soccer game against Wales (2-0; 1876)
1st Catholic Mass performed in US (1634)
Happy Land Social Club set fire (1990)
Michael Jackson 1st Moonwalked (1983)
Pizza Hut introduced Stuft Crust Pizza (1995)
George Washington planted pecan trees at Mt. Vernon (1775)
Boston Patriots became the New England Patriots (1971)
Last group of Heaven’s Gate cult members committed suicide (1997)
Saudi Arabian King Faisal assassinated by his nephew (1975)
Charlie Parker played with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1946)
Maria Best, Philip Best’s daughter, married Captain Frederick Pabst (1862)
Snake River Brewing / Jackson Hole Pub & Brewery opened (Wyoming; 1994)
Old Harbor Brewing opened (Massachusetts; 1995)
Del Sol Brewing opened (Florida; 1996)
Lone Star Cafe & Brewery opened (Canada; 1997)
Ambassador Brewing opened (Canada; 1999)
Paddy’s Brewpub opened (Canada; 2000)

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