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1940 – FDR nominated for unprecedented third term
1986 – Video of Titanic wreckage released
1950 – Sobin, Finlay, and Kane were issued a patent for producing terramycin, an antibiotic
1799 – Rosetta Stone found
1943 – America bombs Rome
1979 – Oil tankers collide in Caribbean Sea
1866 – Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights
1921 – The name Breyers Ice Cream was trademark registered
1969 – Armstrong walks on moon
1948 – Truman issues peacetime draft
1973 – Bruce Lee dies at age 32
1865 – The Patent Act of 1865 directed the Commissioner of Patents to turn over patent fees to the Treasury and meet expenses through Congressional appropriations
1861- The First Battle of Bull Run
1969 – Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1925 – In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ends with John Thomas Scopes being convicted of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law
1875 – Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventure of Tom Sawyer” was copyright registered
1984 – The first robot-related fatality in the United States occurred when a factory robot in Jackson, Michigan, crushed a 34-year-old worker against a safety bar
2003 – Jessica Lynch gets hero’s welcome
1923 – Dillinger joins the Navy in an attempt to avoid prosecution
1991 – Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is caught
1934 – Dillinger gunned down
1873 – Louis Pasteur received a patent for the manufacture of beer and treatment of yeast