Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.
1900: German chemist Felix Hoffmann is issued a U.S. patent for "Acetyl Salicylic Acid," which was marketed as the pain reliever Aspirin. It was first sold in Germany in powder form starting in May 1899 and later in tablet form starting in January 1915.
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