1978 – Francisco Garcia was granted patent #4,081,909 for “orthodontic pliers”.
1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
1974 – World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
1881-  Houston and Thomson were granted a patent for a centrifugal separator – the creamer.
1896 – The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating.
1869 – Isaac Hodgson received patent #88,711 for the “roller skate”.
1970- Actor John Wayne won his first-and only- acting Academy Award for his role in True Grit
1947- Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company passed away.
1896 – Tolbert Lanston was issued a patent for the monotype printing press
1974 – Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run and breaks the long-standing record held by Babe Ruth
1766 – The first fire escape was patented. The contraption was a wicker basket on a pulley with a chain.
1997 – Hooshan Bral received a patent for an automatically rinsing baby bottle