Good morning everyone, History Mom with Friday Fun Facts. On this date in 1664, New Jersey became an English colony. In 1894, bottles of Coca-Cola were sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi. And in 1938, Austria became part of the Third Reich in the Anschluss. I shall cross the Hudson to NJ, have a coke and sing "Climb Every Mountain". Have a great weekend and stay safe!!