This Weekend In History…

First Nationally-Televised Atomic Bomb Explosion

April 22, 1952

The U.S. explodes a bomb in Nevada, allowing the image to transmitted coast to coast.

New Coke

April 23, 1985

Coca-Cola announces it is changing its 99-year-old formula, introducing what was to become known as “New Coke.” Less than three months later, due to public outcry and poor sales, they brought back the old formula under the name “Coca-Cola Classic.”

Hubble Space Telescope

April 24, 1990

NASA launches their $1.5 billion Earth-orbiting telescope into space. Although designed to view farther into space than any telescope on Earth, a flawed lens greatly reduced it capabilities. The telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble.