January, 1681 : Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 by William Penn. Soon, Scotch-Irish and German immigrants would move west and start distilling rye whiskey known as "Monongahela Whiskey."
, 1760 : Born Johannes Jacob Beam on February 9, 1760. Jacob was the fourth of five children. His parents were Nicolaus and Margaretha Boehm. It's thought that his father changed their last name to "Beam" to make it more American
February, 28 1794 : The Famous uprising of Farmers and Distillers in Western Pennsylvania. Years of aggression between citizens and tax collectors led to the big protest. Besides a few flesh wounds, no one was hurt, and it demonstrated the strength of the new Federal government.
, 1795 : A year after the Whiskey Rebellion, President George Washington pardoned the participants of treason.
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