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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.

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