Back In The Day – Bill Clinton’s Impeachment Trial Began
1714 – Henry Mill patented his new invention . . . THE TYPEWRITER. (–Your kids will most likely NEVER use one. )
1894 – One of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the THOMAS EDISON studio in West Orange, New Jersey. Comedian Fred Ott was filmed sneezing!!!
1913 – William M. Burton received a patent for his method of manufacturing the “magic moving potion” we now call GASOLINE. Standard Oil bought that method.
1927 – The HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS played their first game, in Hinckley, Illinois.
1953 – President Truman announced the U.S. had developed a HYDROGEN BOMB.
1962 – CHUBBY CHECKER’S “The Twist” set a record by reaching #1 for the second time. Previously, it was #1 on September 13th, 1960.
1967 – CHARLEY PRIDE became the first African-American artist to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
1970 – The farmers next to Max Yasgur’s estate sued him for $35,000. They didn’t appreciate the chaos created by a little festival he hosted, called WOODSTOCK.
1992 – Pitchers ROLLIE FINGERS and TOM SEAVER were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1993 – The first video-telephone was commercially released by AT&T for the low, low price of $1,499.
1999 – BILL CLINTON’S impeachment trial began in the Senate. He was already impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19th.
2002 – Comedian AVERY SCHREIBER died of a heart attack at the age of 66.