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Saturday, March 24, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution
1st Duplicating machine made
Bilbo found the ring (Hobbit)
James I crowned King of England
Patton took Palermo (WW II)
Detroit founded (1701)
1st plane crossed the English Channel
Mary Queen of Scots abdicated (1567)
Battle of Flowers
1st Public Opinion Poll taken (Delaware; 1824)
John Smith discovered Susquehana River
Capture of Gibralter by British from Spain (1704)
Peter Sellers died (1980)
1st Successful Insulin treatment given (1925)
Rotary-type printing press patented
Eskimo Chicken 1st hatched in captivity
Potsdam Conference ended (1945)
Jigme Singye Wangchuk became King of Bhutan (1973)
Spanish Falangist government set up by General Mola (1936)
Treaty of Lausanne signed by Turkey and Greece (1923)
Raiders’ Indian Reservation reached No. 1 (1971)
Absolutely Fabulous debuted in US (1994)
Utah settled by Brigham Young at Salt Lake City (1847)
Tennessee readmitted to the Union (1866)
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger reached No. 1 (1982)
Disney’s The Black Cauldron premiered (1985)
Jeffrey Archer won libel suit against The Star (UK; 1987)
Marvin the Martian debuted in Warner Bros. cartoon (1948)
DC-3 Airliner over Montgomery, Alabama saw a UFO (1948)
Full Page Ad published in London Times advocating legalization of marijuana, signed by many famous people, including all 4 Beatles (1967)
Old River Brew Co. opened (California; 1993)
River City Brewing opened (Kansas; 1993)
Denver Chop House & Brewery opened (Colorado; 1995)
Orchard Street Brewing opened (Washington; 1995)

Friday, March 23, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Beat the Clock debuted
Cable Car patented
1st Photographic Portrait Studio opened
Nellie Melba revealed her Melba Toast recipe
1st Department Store Elevator installed
John Lennon’s In His Own Write published
Truth or Consequences debuted
Handel’s Messiah premiered
Fascism founded in Italy
Rivet patented
Canada’s 1st Newspaper published (1752)
Jaguar E-type introduced (1961)
Rally For Decency held in Miami (1969)
Tennessee outlawed Teaching of Evolution (1925)
Benito Mussolini founded Fascist Party in Italy (1919)
UN World Meteorlogical Organization established (1950)
Lewis & Clark began their trip back from the Northwest (1806)
Pedro the Cruel, King of Castille, murdered by his brother Henry (1369)
1st Group of Heaven’s Gate cult members committed suicide (1997)
Patrick Henry gave his “give me liberty or give me death” speech (1775)
Barney Clark, 1st permanent heart transplant recipient, died after 112 days (1983)
1st beer brewed at El Toro Brewing (California; 1994)
Coopers Brewery (Australia; 1862)
Willamette Brewing opened (Oregon; 1991)
Nail Brewing opened (Australia; 2000)

Thursday, March 22, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Laser patented (1960)
Rutlemania began
Senate approved ERA
Cornstarch patented
International Airline service began
Anything Goes premiered
1st Color Pictures in a Newspaper (1904)
English Football League founded (1888)
Beatles’ album Early Beatles released
Stamp Act imposed by England (1765)
Arab League Pact signed
Niagra Falls ran out of water due to a drought (1903)
Grand Coulee Dam became operational (1941)
1st Metered Taxi Cabs in London (1907)
UK Parliament buys 38 paintings to begin National Collection (1824)
Carbonated Water discovered by Joseph Priestly (1733)
1st Women’s College Basketball Game played (1893)
Equal Rights Amendment sent to the states for ratification (1972)
Puerto Rico abolished slavery (1873)
Beatles’ single Please Please Me released
Tillie the Toiler comic strip began (1931)
Hale-Bopp comet came closest to Earth (4 a.m.; 1997)
Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death speech” (1775)
1st brew made at Central Brewing (Illinois; 1902)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen Bill, making beer with 3.2% alcohol legal (1933)
Beer became legal in Alabama after prohibition (1937)
Smokey Mountain Brewery opened (North Carolina; 1993)
Stoddard’s Brewhouse & Eatery opened (California; 1993)
Barley & Hopps opened (California; 1995)
Pale Ale Brewing opened (North Carolina; 1996)
Tomcat Brewing opened (North Carolina; 1996)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Beatles played their 1st gig at the Cavern
Holy City of Tara Founded by Tea and Tephi (Ireland)
1st US Zoo opened
Hatfield-McCoy feud ended
1st UN Naval Officer commissioned
Blackboard Jungle premiered
1st Old Soldier’s Home opened
Beatles’ She Love You reached No. 1 (1964)
France’s Napoleonic Code in effect (1804)
Shauna Grant (Colleen Applegate) committed suicide (1984)
UK National Health Service announced (1946)
Alcatraz Prison closed (1963)
Elliot Gould & Barbra Streisand married (1963)
1st Air Passenger Plane flew over Paris (1908)
Leland McKenzie fell down an elevator shaft & died (on L.A. Law; 1991)
New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman renamed a Route 295 rest stop after Howard Stern, fulfulling a campaign promise (1995)
The final group of Mayflower passengers disembarked, having spent the winter aboard (1621)
Wiliam Miller claimed the world would end on this day in 1843 . . then 1844
Master Brewers Association of the United States founded (1887)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Switzerland declared perpetual neutrality
1st Scale made
Uncle Tom’s Cabin published (1852)
Dutch East India Company founded (1602)
Radar 1st demonstrated (1934)
1st Radio Telephone built
Red Sonja 1st appeared (Conan #24)
South Pacific premiered
Oliver Cromwell dissolved Parliament (1653)
1st Squash Club established
Janis Joplin’s Me and Bobby McGee reached No. 1 (1971)
Patty Hearst found guilty of helping SLA (1976)
John Lennon married Yoko Ono (1969)
1st Woman executed
James Cagney died (1986)
Mrs. Peel reunited with her long, lost husband, and was replaced by Tara King (The Avengers; 1968)
Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1st Detective Story, published (1841)
Pabst became 1st brewery to use metal kegs (1935)
Samuel Smith Pale Ale 1st imported to U.S. (1979)
Lazlo’s Brewery, Restaurant & Grill (Nebraska; 1991)
Jaipur Restaurant & Brewpub opened (Nebraska; 1992)
America’s Brewing / The Roundhouse (Illinois; 1996)

Monday, March 19, 2007


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Massachusetts Bay Colony founded
1st Recorded Eclipse of the Sun (721 BCE)
League of Nations not ratified by US (1920)
Royal Wedding premiered
Alka Seltzer 1st for sale (1931)
1st US Bank Robbery (NYC; 1831)
Rio Bravo premiered
Standard Time Act passed (1918)
Battle of Falkland Islands began
Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov premiered (1913)
Santa Clara University founded
1st Planetarium in UK opened (1958)
Elvis Presley bought Graceland (1957)
Final episode of Mary Tyler Moore aired (1977)
Evangelist Jim Bakker resigned in disgrace (1987)
MonkeyCam debuted on Late Night with David Letterman (1993)
Abbaye de Leffe founded (Belgium; 1240)

Sunday, March 18, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

One of the Dead Sea Scrolls written (385 BCE)
NATO established (1949)
1st Recorded Flood in US
Electric Shavers 1st for sale (1931)
1st Walk in Space taken (1965)
Kamikazes 1st attacked US ships (WW2; 1945)
Stamp Act repealed (1766)
1st Motor Bus built
Paris Commune established (1871)
1st Public Bus Service began (Paris; 1662)
American Express Company founded (1850)
NFL began putting player’s names on jerseys (1970)
Roger Bannister bacme 1st man to run 1 mile in under 4 minutes (1950)
John Holmes died (1988)
Red Brigade kidnapped former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro (1978)
Neil Young’s Heart of Gold reached No. 1 (1972)
Lt. Col. Henry Blake killed going home (on M*A*S*H; 1975)
Point After Touchdown changed to be woth only 1 point (NFL; 1970)
Last Grand Master of Knights Templer, Jacques De Molay, burned at the stake (1314)
UK Government declared a proper pour of a pint of beer to be 95% liquid (2002)
Philip Best Brewing changed their name to Pabst Brewing (1889)
New England Brewers Association founded (1902)

Saturday, March 17, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

National Gallery of Art opened (US)
Rubber Band invented (1845)
1st Yacht Club established
New 1 Pound Notes issued (UK)
Camp Fire Girls established
Vanguard 1 launched (1958)
1st Practical Submarine built
England repealed Stamp Act (1766)
1st Birth Control Clinic opened in UK (1921)
Edward, the Black Prince made 1st Duke of Cornwall (1337)
Champs’ Tequila reached No. 1 (1958)
Great Pizza Race held on Late Night with David Letterman (1982)
1st Sidewheel Steamboat, The New Orleans launched (1811)
UN International Maritime Organization established (1958)
Victor Emmanuel crowned King of Italy
1st Radio Distress Signal sent from a ship (1899)
Caffrey’s Irish Cream Ale introduced (1994)
Franklin Street Brewing opened (Michigan; 1991)
River Walk Brewery / Boca Beer Works opened (Florida; 1994)
Seven-Barrel Brewery opened (New Hampshire; 1994)
Burlingame Station Brewing opened (California; 1995)
Ebbets Field opened (Missouri; 1995)
Joe-Joe’s Brewing opened (California; 1995)
Aiken Brewing, Grill, Restaurant & Bar opened (South Carolina; 1997)
Atwater Block Brewing opened (Michigan; 1997)
Great Grains Brewing (Texas; 1997)

Friday, March 16, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) founded (1971)
Reading, Pennsylvania became a city (1874)
1st Cup Final (Soccer)
Absent Minded Professor premiered
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet premiered
My Lai Massacre (1968)
1st Liquid Fuel Rocket launched (1926)
Gemini 8 launched (1966)
Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay reached No. 1 (1968)
Beatles appeared in Strange Tales #130 comic book
Typoo of Mysore surrendered to British (1792)
1st Law to license automobiles passed (California; 1901)
US Military Academy at West Point established (1802)
Julie Newmar 1st played Catwoman (1966)
William of Orange crowned William I (1815)
NFL rule added that plays be whistled dead whenever QB clearly tackled (1979)
1st Black Newspaper published (1827)
K-K-K-Katy published (1918)
New London Bridge opened (1973)
US Senate approved a bill to legalize 3.05% beer, which was later amended to 3.2% to match the Cullen Bill passed by the House (1933)
Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) founded (1971)
Eddie McStiff’s Brewpub opened (Utah; 1991)
Mark’s Brewing opened (Colorado; 1995)

Thursday, March 15, 2007


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Oxygen discovered
Julius Caesar assassinated (44 BCE)
Maine became the 23rd state (1820)
1st Glider tested
Watts Riot (1966)
1st Blood Bank opened (1937)
My Fair Lady premiered
Escalator patented
Three’s Company debuted (1977)
B.A. punched General Ludlum (Doonesbury)
New London Bridge opened
American Legion founded (1919)
Battle of Guilford
Eight Is Enough debuted (1977)
Selfirdge’s department store opened (London; 1909)
My Lai Massacre, Vietnam (1968)
Red Brigades kidnapped Aldo Mora, former Italian Prime Minister (1978)
Oneida County, New York founded (1798)
Nicholas II of Russia abdicated (1917)
Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton for the 1st time (1964)
1st Cardinal posted in US at St. Patrick’s (NYC; 1875)
Washington’s Farewell Address to his troops
Chris Elliot’s 1st appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982)
Hitler proclaimed the Third Reich, banning newpapers & kosher food (1933)
Paul Shaffer accidently became the 1st person to say “fuck” on TV during an SNL skit (1980)
Cincinnati Red Stockings became 1st pro baseball team (1869)
Florida man waved at UFO & was hit by beam of light casuing him lose conscienciousness for several hours (1965)
English Chancellor of the Exchequer abolished the tax on beer (1830)
Prescott Brewing opened (Arizona; 1994)
Red Rock Brewing opened (Utah; 1994)
Johnstown Brewing opened (Pennsylvania; 1995)
Matthew Vassar’s Brewhouse opened (New York; 1995)
Alamogordo Brewing opened (New Mexico; 1996)
Glenwood Canyon Brewing opened (Colorado; 1996)
Olde Peninsula Brewpub opened (Michigan; 1996)
Stingray Brewery opened (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; 1996)
Angel City Brewing opened (California; 1997)

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