On this day:

1886: German engineer Carl Benz patents the first modern automobile. His “Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nummer 1” was the first gasoline-driven car.

1892: The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia

2002: Iraq, Iran, and North Korea were called an “axis of evil” by U.S. President George W. Bush for their attempts to develop nuclear, chemical, or biological weaponry.

Born on this day:

1954: Oprah Winfrey: American talk show host, actress, producer, founded the OWN Network, Harpo Productions

1860: Anton Chekhov: Russian physician, author

Gone on this day:

1963: Robert Frost: American poet, playwright

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