On January 11, 1878, milk was delivered in bottles for the first time. Prior to this, milk was delivered by wagon in large cans, and people would have to ladle milk into their own containers (often open pails). The introduction of milk distribution in glass bottles offered a much more sanitary alternative to milk delivery and kept the milk fresher than the previous method.
Commemorate this momentous occasion and celebrate Milk Day by pouring yourself an ice cold glass of milk and reflecting on how far milk production and distribution has come. Enjoy!