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After graduation, he began work in the Coors Porcelain Co., the porcelain business that helped the company survive Prohibition. With his brother William Coors (whose desks were located only one foot apart), Joseph refined the cold-filtered beer manufacturing system and began America’s first large-scale recycling program by offering one-cent returns on Coors aluminum cans. He served one term as a regent of the University of Colorado from 1967 to 1972 and attempted to quell what he considered to be campus radicalism during the Vietnam War. He served as president of Coors from 1977 to 1985 and as chief operating officer from 1980 to 1988. His leadership helped expand Coors beer distribution from 11 Western states in the 1970s to the entire country by the early 1990s.
- BORN 1922: KIM HUNTER (ACTRESS)
- BORN 1929: GRACE KELLY (ACTRESS AND LATER KNOWN AS HER SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO)
- 1954: ELLIS ISLAND FEDERAL IMMIGRATION STATION CLOSED IN N.Y./N.J.
- 1956: LARGEST ICEBERG ON RECORD (208 MILES LONG, 60 MILES WIDE) DISCOVERED BY U.S.S. GLACIER
- BORN 1958: MEGAN MULLALLY (ACTRESS)
- DIED 1990: EVE ARDEN (ACTRESS)
- 1992: VOTERS OK’D CREATION OF NUNAVUT TERRITORY
- 1992: FIRST EPISODE OF ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS AIRED
- DIED 1993: BILL DICKEY (BASEBALL PLAYER)