1838 - SAMUEL MORSE introduced his "magic" TELEGRAPH machine to the public in Morristown, New Jersey.

1945 - GEORGE BUSH (the First) and BARBARA PIERCE were married in Rye, New York. Today is their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

1964 - The ROLLING STONES headed out on their first tour as headliners. The first show was in London with the RONETTES and Mary Wilde.

1968 - Gibson patented its fabulous "FLYING V" ELECTRIC GUITAR!!!

1969 - Georgia Governor JIMMY CARTER and members of the Lions Club in Leary, Georgia, saw what they thought was a UFO.

1975 - The first episode of "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" aired on NBC.

1975 - TED TURNER bought the Atlanta Braves for $11 million.

1982 - One Russell McBride was arrested in Sonora, California, for BARKING AT A POLICE DOG. The city has an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to tease an on-duty police dog.

1994 - TONYA HARDING'S  assault team caught up with NANCY KERRIGAN after practice in Detroit and beat her about the right leg with an iron bar.

2005 - AARON CARTER'S Cadillac Escalade EXPLODED after a mattress fell off a truck on the roadway in front of him, and he didn't have time to avoid it.

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