Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.
1830: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive, the first American-built steam locomotive used on a common-carrier railroad, races a horse-drawn car. The locomotive led the race until a belt slipped off a pulley and the engine lost power. However, the demonstration proved successful, showing that the steam locomotive offered superior performance.
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