Food & History: January 3
1888 Patent for wax coated paper drinking straws was issued.
1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th United State.
1977 Apple Computer incorporates.
1979 Conrad Nicholson Hilton dies, founder of one of the most well known and largest hotel chains in the world.
2002 Alfred Heineken dies, grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, founder of Heineken Brewery.