ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY.

ON THIS DAY in 1883, Mr. Humboldt Canister of Albuquerque, Iowa, invented the container that still bears his name today. In spite of the early success of his invention, however, Mr. Canister died a near pauper twenty-two years later, largely owing to the machinations of his bitter business rival, Col. Rupert M. Jar.

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