What are some very minor PODs? Things that may have no effect on anything at all, but could have been or could have been different.
From Wiki:What's that?
The later settlement of Portland started as a spot known as "the clearing," which was on the banks of the Willamette about halfway between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver. In 1843, William Overton saw great commercial potential for this land but lacked the funds required to file a land claim. He struck a bargain with his partner, Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts: for 25¢, Overton would share his claim to the 640 acres (2.6 km2) site. Overton later sold his half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. Pettygrove and Lovejoy each wished to name the new city after his respective home town. In 1845, this controversy was settled with a coin toss, which Pettygrove won in a series of two out of three tosses. The coin used for this decision, now known as the Portland Penny, is on display in the headquarters of the Oregon Historical Society.
How about he chokes on a sandwich, gets revived by a hearty slap on the back, but in the ensuing chaos, misses Ferdinand's vehicle going by?Gavrilo Princip is hit by a bus and sustains fatal injuries in the early morning of June 28th, 1914.
This is referenced in "The Two Georges" (absurdly convergent, but hey, it's a Turtledove book) in which the coin toss goes the other way, and the OTL city of Portland is known as "West Boston". I'm guessing the additional identifier was needed because Boston is a bigger and more important place than Portland, Maine so the potential for confusion was higher.From Wiki: