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–79 “Gary Glitter”(Paul Gadd)–75 Philip Bailey–68 Alexander “Alex” Van Halen–66 Melissa Gilbert–55 Enrique Iglesias Preysler–44 Stephen Amell–38 ; 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