On March 12, 1933, eight days after his first inauguration, FDR delivered his first nationwide radio address – or fireside chat. He started out with “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.” Ninety percent of American homes had radios. FDR delivered thirty more fireside chats between March 1933 and June 1944.
On this day in 1969 the London drug squad appeared at the home of Beatle George Harrison with a warrant and drug-sniffing canines. Harrison came home to find his house ransacked, and told the officers, “You needn’t have turned the whole bloody place upside down. All you had to do was ask me and I would have shown you where I keep everything.” On this date in 1894, Coca-Cola came out in bottles for the first time. It had previously been available only as a fountain drink. Let's see how calm you can be as you raid your brain for answers that refresh.