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1944 – D-Day
1933 – First drive-in movie theater opens
1949 – George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four is published
1971 – The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the very last time
1887 – J.S. Pemberton’s Coca-Cola label was trademark registered
1913 – First successful ascent of Mt. McKinley
1966 – Reagan nominated for governor of California
1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1953 – The first color network telecast in compatible color was broadcast from a station in Boston
1946 – “Eensie Weensie Spider” by Yola De Meglio was copyright registered
1789 – James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives
2001 – Tropical Storm Allison wreaks havoc
1984 – Ghostbusters released
1968 – King assassination suspect, James Earl Ray arrested
1953 – Patent #2,641,545 was granted to John Kraft for the “manufacture of soft surface cured cheese”
1963 – US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1977 – Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
1752 – Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm
1692 – First Salem witch hanging
1952 – The polyester film MYLAR was trademark registered.
1902 – A patent for the “window envelope” for letters was granted to H.F. Callahan.