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1915 – First tank produced
1901 – President William McKinley is shot
1988 – The Combined Cap & Baseball Mitt patent #4,768,232 was granted
1813 – United States nicknamed Uncle Sam
1776 – World’s first submarine attack
1916 – U.S. Congress passes the Workman’s Compensation Act
1965 – Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio
1979 – ESPN debuts
1948 – Patent # 2,448,908 was granted to Louis Parker for a television receiver. His “intercarrier sound system” is now used in all television receivers in the world.
Without it TV receivers would not work as well and would be more costly
1974 – Ford pardons Nixon
1921 – Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America
1906 – Robert Turner invents the automatic typewriter return carriage
1868 – William Hinds patented a candlestick
1994 – Microsoft gave Windows 95 its new name, previously, the operating system had been referred to by its code name of “Chicago”
1776 – Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
1966 – President Johnson signs the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
1850 – California enters the Union as the 31st state
1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
1886 – The Berne International Copyright Convention takes place