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1854 – Issac Von Bunschoten patented a rosin-oil lamp
1877 – Edison’s first great invention, the phonograph
1931 – USC ends Notre Dame winning streak
1976 – Rocky premieres
1980 – Millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.
1904 – Design patent for the Congressional Medal of Honor was granted to George Gillespie.
1963 – John F. Kennedy assassinated
1986 – Mike Tyson becomes the youngest heavyweight champ in history
1988 – Stealth bomber unveiled
1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns
1874 – Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy, is published
1898 – Andrew Beard was granted a patent for a railway car coupler
1936 – First issue of Life is published
1966 – Elvis Presley’s “Spinout” opens in U.S. theaters