On this day: August 31

POSTED: 4:30 PM Aug 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 31 2012

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - Coca-Cola
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Coca-Cola

1900: Coca-Cola is first sold in Britain in the basement restaurant of Spence's department store, a silk merchant and general goods store in London. It later went on regular sale through soda fountain outlets.

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