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.

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