October 10, 2007

October 10 | Jack Daniel

September 5?, 1846? - October 10, 1911: Age 65?

Jasper Newton Daniel, the founder of the American whiskey distillery, was one of 13 children, which might explain why there is so much uncertainty as to the date, and even the year, of his birth. Some sources have it as late as 1850, but that would have the distillery founded when he was 16, which seems unlikely.

One day, coming to work early, he was unable to open his safe, having trouble remembering the combination. In frustration he kicked it, injuring his toe. The toe became infected and he died of blood poisoning.

Source: Wikipedia

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