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1929 – First Academy Awards ceremony
1770 – Louis marries Marie Antoinette
1922 – “Canada Dry” Pale Ginger Ale was trademark registered
1954 – Brown v. Board of Ed is decided
1885 – Geronimo flees Arizona reservation
1943 – The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission
1839 – Lorenzo Adkins patented a water wheel
1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts
1917 – U.S. Congress passes Selective Service Act
1827 – Artist Rembrandt Peale registered a lithographic portrait of President George Washington, based on his famous oil painting
1830 – Edwin Budding of England signed a licensing agreement for the manufacture of his invention, the lawn mower
1588 – Spanish Armada sets sail
2007 – Smart launches U.S. road show to introduce its microcar
1896 – Edward Acheson was issued a patent for an electrical furnace used to produce one of the hardest industrial substances, carborundum.
1862 – US Homestead Act becomes law which provides cheap land for the settlement of the American West
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans
1830 – D. Hyde patented the fountain pen.
1851 – Emile Berliner of Germany, the inventor of the gramaphone was born.
1958 – Robert Baumann obtained a patent for a satellite structure.