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28/03/1899 Beer brewing magnate August Anheuser Busch is born

August Anheuser "Gussie" Busch Jr. was an American brewing magnate who built the Anheuser-Busch Companies into the largest brewery in the world by 1957 as company chairman from 1946 to 1975. He became a prominent sportsman as an owner of the St. Louis Cardinals franchise in Major League Baseball from 1953 until his death.