On this day …


  • In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden died 13 days after being shot in the back at a masquerade ball in Stockholm.
  • In 1871, Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria.
  • In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was established.
  • In 1886, John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
  • In 1961, the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting residents of Washington, D.C., the right to vote in presidential elections.
  • In 1973, the last American combat forces left Vietnam.
  • In 1984, the Baltimore Colts relocated to Indianapolis.