On This Day May 8th
On This Day in history:
1794- The United States Post Office is established.
1847- The rubber tire is patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1886- Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invents what would later be called "Coca-Cola."
1921- Sweden abolishes capital punishment.
1984- Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) get married on TV's "Happy Days."
1985- "New Coke" is released to the public on the 99th anniversary of Coca- Cola.