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1995 – O.J. Simpson acquitted
1990 – East and West Germany reunite after 45 years
1951 – Bobby Thomson hits a one-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the National League pennant for the new York Giants
1950 – The transistor was patented by Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain
1957 – Sputnik launched
1988 – Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges
2011 – Man who served 25 years for murder exonerated by DNA
1970 – Janis Joplin dies
1949 – The patent for an antibiotic for typhoid was granted to Crooks, Rebstock, Controalis and Bartz
1880 – The first ball-point pen is patented by Alonzo T. Cross
1921 – The World Series is broadcast on radio for the first time
1947 – First presidential speech on TV by President Harry Truman
1961 – “Breakfast at Tiffanys”, the movie based on Truman Capote’s book, was copyright registered
2011 – Apple founder Steve Jobs dies
1866 – First U.S. train robbery
1961 – Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters
1996 – Bill Clinton debates Bob Dole
1926 – Babe Ruth sets a World Series record
1941 – Electric photography, now referred to as xerography or photocopying, was patented by Chester Carlson
2003 – Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor
1984 – Walter Payton sets a record
1816 – First double-decked steamboat, the Washington, arrives in New Orleans
2001 – U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan begins
1975 – Patent #3,909,854 was granted to Ysidro M. Martinez for a knee implant prosthesis