At A Glance

1879 Milk sold in glass bottles for the first time

1893 The Critic reports that ice cream soda is America’s national drink

1943 US President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

1953 Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with the Mau Mau rebellion and sentenced to seven years jail in Kenya.