1886 – John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.
1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote in presidential elections.
1973 – The last U.S. combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
1999 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed at more than 10,000 for the first time at the height of the dot-com bubble.