23 April 1985
On this date in 1985…
In one of history’s most bone-headed buisness decisions, Coca-Cola changed its formula and released New Coke. The supposed “original formula” was back on the market in less than three months as Coke Classic.
- 1861 – Arkansas state troops occupied Fort Smith on the Arkansas-Indian Territory border.
- 1861 – General Robert E. Lee assumed command of all state forces in Virginia.
- 1940 –-A fire at the Rhythm Club dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, killed 198 people.
- 1982 – The Conch Republic was established, desiring secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America.
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