January 19 in Pop Culture History
1825 – The US patent (#X004009) for food storage in cans to “preserve animal substances in tin” was issued to Ezra Daggett and his nephew Thomas Kensett of New York City.
1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden, Yemen. There have not been many companies that could claim “capturing” an area.
1883 – Thomas Edison, using overhead wires, began serving electricity to the residents of Roselle, New …