Today in 1945 – World War II: Adolf Hitler’s designated successor, Hermann Göring, sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich. Martin Bormann and Joseph Goebbels advise Hitler that the telegram is treasonous. That’s less angst that what happened when Her Fithiness was denied her rightful place as Our President.
Also today in 1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months. (No, it’s not. It had cane sugar when it went out and when it came back, it was high fructose corn syrup. There’s a difference.)