On January 11, 1878 milk was reportedly delivered in bottles for the very first time. Prior to this, milk was brought door to door in large metal cans and they'd ladle you out a portion, which means long before the phrase, 'Dear, could you pick up some milk on your way home?' came the delightful, 'Honey, the big can of milk is here. How much ya want?' Yeah, the packaging may have changed over the years (ugh - now we have the paper carton with that infuriating, impossible to open spout), but the awesomeness of milk is everlasting.