Several breweries including Miller and Schlitz were making a beer they called Budweiser. On this date Anheuser-Busch won the rights to exclusive use of the name.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.