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Pepsi airs the first TV spot that shows rival Coca-Cola

Pepsi and Coca-Cola have been rivals for a long time. For instance, Pepsi is famous for its Pepsi Challenge, in which ordinary people are asked which product they preferred in blind taste tests. These tests suggested that more consumers preferred the taste of Pepsi to Coke.

The last state to hold out against integration

Harvey Gantt, the American architect and Democratic politician active in North Carolina, is the first African-American student to be admitted to Clemson University after attending Iowa State University, thus breaking the barrier in the last state to hold out against integration.

The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks

Although the modern Lego brick design was patented on this date, it took another 5 years to find the right material for it. Since then, the Lego bricks can be interlocked with each other, even with the current ones. Six pieces of 2x4 bricks can be combined in 915,103,765 ways.

23rd President of France Nicolas Sarkozy is born

French politician who served as the President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra, was born in Paris, France. During his term, he faced the late-2000s financial crisis. He promised a strengthening of the entente cordiale with the United Kingdom and closer cooperation with the United States.

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