History Blog

May 8

Happy Birthday RIP Harry Truman(1884–1972) Touko “Tom of Finland” Laaksonen (1920–1991) Donald Rickles(1926–2017) ; Cathryn “Toni” Tennille–80 “Gary Glitter”(Paul Gadd)–76 Philip Bailey–69 Alexander “Alex” Van Halen–67 Melissa Gilbert–56 Enrique Iglesias Preysler–45 Stephen Amell–39 ; 1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola” as a patent medicine(over-the-counter medication without regard to its effectiveness) ; 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded