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.