It hap­pened This week!

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● Dis­ney’s an­i­mated fea­ture film Tarzan swept into the­aters in 1999. To make sure Tarzan’s swing­ing and slid­ing move­ments through the jun­gle were ac­cu­rately de­picted, an­i­ma­tors mod­eled them on the move­ments of skate­board­ing leg­end Tony Hawk!

● Pepsi-cola be­came an of­fi­cial trade­mark in 1903. It was orig­i­nally called Brad’s Drink af­ter cre­ator Caleb Bradhman, who re­named it in honor of its main in­gre­di­ents—pepsin and kola nuts— and his be­lief that the drink helped pre­vent dys­pep­sia, oth­er­wise known as in­di­ges­tion!

● The first of­fi­cial Fa­ther’s Day was cel­e­brated in Spokane, Wash­ing­ton, in 1910. But the ori­gins of the cel­e­bra­tion go way, way back 4,000 years ago to a Baby­lo­nian child named Elmesu, who carved a Fa­ther’s Day “card” out of clay to wish his fa­ther good health and a long life!

● Rus­sian cos­mo­naut Valentina Tereshkova be­came the first woman in space in 1963, or­bit­ing the Earth 48 times in just un­der three days. Com­mu­nist Party lead­ers picked her from among 400 po­ten­tial can­di­dates for sev­eral rea­sons, in­clud­ing that Tereshkova had been an or­di­nary tex­tile-fac­tory worker, her fa­ther was a war hero, and she was an avid am­a­teur sky-diver!

● The first Pizza Hut opened in Wi­chita, Kansas, in 1958. It quickly ex­panded into a chain, which now has more than 12,583 stores lo­cated in more than 100 coun­tries and has even de­liv­ered pizza via satel­lite to the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion!

● Great Bri­tain’s Queen Vic­to­ria as­cended to the throne at the age of 18 in 1837. She ul­ti­mately reigned for 63 years and 216 days, a record that was fi­nally bro­ken in 2015 by her great­great- grand­daugh­ter Queen El­iz­a­beth II!

Pho­tos: Jamie Mccarthy/getty Im­ages; Michael Neelon/alamy; AF archive/ Alamy; His­tor­ica Graph­ica Col­lec­tion/her­itage Im­ages/getty Im­ages; Bob Mead; Ed­ward Pond/mas­ter­file; Blend Im­ages/getty Im­ages; Dig­i­tal Vi­sion/ Getty Im­ages; shutterstock.com; cour­tesy

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